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Ripley Under Water (Vintage Crime/Black Lizard)

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Publisher Comments:

"Ripley is an unmistakable descendant of Gatsby, that 'penniless young man without a past' who will stop at nothing."—Frank Rich

Now part of American film and literary lore, Tom Ripley, "a bisexual psychopath and art forger who murders without remorse when his comforts are threatened" (New York Times Book Review), was Patricia Highsmith's favorite creation. In Ripley Under Water (1991), Ripley is confronted by a snooping American couple obsessed with the disappearance of an art collector who visited Ripley years before. More than any other American literary character, Ripley provides "a lens to peer into the sinister machinations of human behavior" (John Freeman, Pittsburgh Gazette).

Synopsis:

Tom Ripley passes his leisured days at his French country estate tending the dahlias, practicing the harpsichord, and enjoying the company of his lovely wife, Heloise. Never mind the bloodstains on the basement floor.

But some new neighbors have moved to Villeperce: the Pritchards, just arrived from America. they are a ghastly pair, with vulgar manners and even more vulgar taste. Most inconvenient, though, is their curiosity. Ripley does, after all, have a few things to hide. When menacing coincidences begin to occur, a spiraling contest of sinister hints and mutual terrorism ensues, resulting in one of Patricia Highsmith's most elegantly harrowing novels to date.

About the Author

Patricia Highsmith is the author of five Ripley books, The Price of Salt, Strangers on a Train, and other works. She died in Switzerland in 1995.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780679748090
Author:
Highsmith, Patricia
Publisher:
Random House
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Criminals
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
Detective and mystery stories
Subject:
Ripley, tom (fictitious character)
Subject:
Psychopaths
Subject:
Criminals -- Fiction.
Subject:
Ripley, Tom
Subject:
General Fiction
Edition Description:
1st Vintage crime/Black Lizard ed.
Series:
Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
Series Volume:
A-3
Publication Date:
20080929
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
8 x 6 in

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Product details 304 pages Vintage Books USA - English 9780679748090 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Tom Ripley passes his leisured days at his French country estate tending the dahlias, practicing the harpsichord, and enjoying the company of his lovely wife, Heloise. Never mind the bloodstains on the basement floor.

But some new neighbors have moved to Villeperce: the Pritchards, just arrived from America. they are a ghastly pair, with vulgar manners and even more vulgar taste. Most inconvenient, though, is their curiosity. Ripley does, after all, have a few things to hide. When menacing coincidences begin to occur, a spiraling contest of sinister hints and mutual terrorism ensues, resulting in one of Patricia Highsmith's most elegantly harrowing novels to date.

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