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Slowly, Slowly in the Wind By Patricia Highsmith

Slowly, Slowly in the Wind

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"Highsmith's writing is wicked . . . it puts a spell on you, after which you feel altered, even tainted."-Entertainment Weekly

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Slowly, Slowly in the Wind by Patricia Highsmith

Slowly, Slowly in the Wind brilliantly assembles many of Patricia Highsmith's most nuanced and psychologically suspenseful works. Rarely has an author articulated so well the hypocrisies of the Catholic Church while conveying the delusions of a writer's life and undermining the fantasy of suburban bliss. Each of these twelve pieces, like all great short fiction, is a crystal-clear snapshot of lives both static and full of chaos. In "The Pond" Highsmith explores the unforeseen calamities that can unalterably shatter a single woman's life, while "The Network" finds sinister loneliness and joy in the mundane yet engrossing friendships of a small community of urban dwellers. In this enduring and disturbing collection, Highsmith evokes the gravity and horror of her characters' surroundings with evenhanded prose and a detailed imagination.

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"Highsmith neatly dismantles the American suburban idyll, subverting the cliches of domestic bliss-nice neighbors, a child's comforting glass of milk, and the dream of growing radishes-with macabre cruelty." -- Andrew Wilson, author of Beautiful Shadow: A Life of Patricia Highsmith
"For eliciting the menace that lurks in familiar surroundings, there's no one like Patricia Highsmith." -- Time
"Highsmith is crime fiction's most lethal existentialist." -- Ed Siegel - Boston Globe

About Patricia Highsmith


Patricia Highsmith (1921-1995) was the author of more than twenty novels, including Strangers on a Train, The Price of Salt, and The Talented Mr. Ripley, as well as numerous short stories.

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GOR010867588
Slowly, Slowly in the Wind by Patricia Highsmith
Patricia Highsmith
Used - Like New
Paperback
WW Norton & Co
2005-03-18
224
0393326322
9780393326321
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Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
The book has been read, but looks new. The book cover has no visible wear, and the dust jacket is included if applicable. No missing or damaged pages, no tears, possible very minimal creasing, no underlining or highlighting of text, and no writing in the margins.