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Publisher Comments:

Rife with overtones of Dostoyevsky, , first published forty years ago, combines a quintessential Highsmith mystery with a penetrating critique of the psychological devastation wrought by the prison system. Falsely convicted of fraud, the easygoing but naive Philip Carter is sentenced to six lonely, drug-ravaged years in prison. Upon his release, Carter is a more suspicious and violent man. For those around him, earning back his trust can mean the difference between life and death. 's bleak and compelling portrait of daily prison life--and the consequences for those who live it--is, sadly, as relevant today as it was when the book was first published in 1964.

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At last back in print, one of Patricia Highsmith's most disturbing works.

Synopsis:

The book is well made, well told.There's a certain harsh power here that is compelling.Patricia Highsmith's novels are peerlessly disturbing...bad dreams that keep us thrashing for the rest of the night.

About the Author

Patricia Highsmith, who died in Switzerland in 1995, wrote more than thirty novels, including Strangers on a Trainand The Price of Salt, as well as numerous short stories.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780393325676
Author:
Highsmith, Patricia
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Location:
New York
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
Psychological fiction
Subject:
Judicial error
Subject:
Ex-convicts
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Publication Date:
20040631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8.35x5.48x.62 in. .53 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , At last back in print, one of Patricia Highsmith's most disturbing works.
"Synopsis" by , The book is well made, well told.There's a certain harsh power here that is compelling.Patricia Highsmith's novels are peerlessly disturbing...bad dreams that keep us thrashing for the rest of the night.
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