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Suspension Of Mercy

by Patricia Highsmith

WW Norton | September 4, 2001 | Trade Paperback

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With the acclaim for The Talented Mr. Ripley, 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: A Suspension of Mercy, a masterpiece of noir fantasy. With this novel, Highsmith revels in eliciting the unsettling psychological forces that lurk beneath the surface of everyday contemporary life. "For eliciting the menace that lurks in familiar surroundings, there's no one like Patricia Highsmith."—Time "Highsmith's novels are peerlessly disturbing ....bad dreams that keep us thrashing for the rest of the night."—The New Yorker

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 224 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.6 in

Published: September 4, 2001

Publisher: WW Norton

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0393321975

ISBN - 13: 9780393321975

Found in: Literary, Mystery and Suspense

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Suspension Of Mercy

Suspension Of Mercy

by Patricia Highsmith

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 224 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.6 in

Published: September 4, 2001

Publisher: WW Norton

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0393321975

ISBN - 13: 9780393321975

About the Book

A major new reissue of the work of a classic noir novelist.

From the Publisher

With the acclaim for The Talented Mr. Ripley, 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: A Suspension of Mercy, a masterpiece of noir fantasy. With this novel, Highsmith revels in eliciting the unsettling psychological forces that lurk beneath the surface of everyday contemporary life. "For eliciting the menace that lurks in familiar surroundings, there's no one like Patricia Highsmith."—Time "Highsmith's novels are peerlessly disturbing ....bad dreams that keep us thrashing for the rest of the night."—The New Yorker

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.