256 pages, 8.25 × 5.48 × 0.66 in
September 4, 2001
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0393321983
ISBN - 13: 9780393321982
From the Publisher
With the acclaim for , more film projects in production, and two biographies forthcoming, expatriate legend Patricia Highsmith would be shocked to see that she has finally arrived in her homeland. Throughout her career, Highsmith brought a keen literary eye and a genius for plumbing the psychopathic mind to more than thirty works of fiction, unparalleled in their placid deviousness and sardonic humor. With deadpan accuracy, she delighted in creating true sociopaths in the guise of the everyday man or woman. Now, one of her finest works is again in print: , Highsmith's first novel and the source for Alfred Hitchcock's classic 1953 film. With this novel, Highsmith revels in eliciting the unsettling psychological forces that lurk beneath the surface of everyday contemporary life.
About the Author
Patricia Highsmith (1921–1995) was the author of more than twenty novels, including Strangers on a Train, The Price of Salt, The Blunderer and The Talented Mr. Ripley, as well as numerous short stories.
“An incredible study of psychological torture and how fine the membrane is between normality and the underlying darkness.” — Tana French
“ is a moral-vertigo thriller: for a post-atomic age.” — Tom Nolan (The Los Angeles Times)