A Suspension of Mercy: A Virago Modern Classic (Virago Modern Classics)

3.82 (1,650 Ratings by Goodreads)
A Suspension of Mercy: A Virago Modern Classic (Virago Modern Classics)

A Suspension of Mercy: A Virago Modern Classic (Virago Modern Classics)

3.82 (1,650 Ratings by Goodreads)
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ISBN13: 9780349004570
Published Date: 6 November, 2014

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'Highsmith's novels are peerlessly disturbing . . . bad dreams that keep us thrashing for the rest of the night' New Yorker

Sydney Bartleby has killed his wife. At least, he has thought about it, compulsively, repeatedly, plotting schemes, designing escapes, forging alibis. Of course he has; he's a thriller writer. He even knows how to dispose of her body. But when Alicia takes a long, unannounced holiday, Sydney descends into the treacherous world of his own fantasy.

A masterpiece of noir fantasy in which Highsmith revels in eliciting the unsettling psychological forces that lurk beneath the surface of everyday life.

Type Book
Number Of Pages 272
Item Weight 280 Gram
Product Dimensions 126 x 14 x 196
Publisher Virago
Format Paperback | 272
Book Overview A masterpiece of noir fantasy in which Highsmith revels in eliciting the unsettling psychological forces that lurk beneath the surface of everyday life.

Bears Highsmith's unique, unsurpassed mixture of unsettling psychological insights, moods of tension and malice, and an ending of brilliant ambiguity * The Times *
Highsmith's novels are peerlessly disturbing ....bad dreams that keep us thrashing for the rest of the night. -- The New Yorker

Patricia Highsmith (1921-1995) was born in Fort Worth, Texas. Her first novel, Strangers on a Train, was made into a classic film by Alfred Hitchcock in 1951. The Talented Mr Ripley, published in 1955, introduced the fascinating anti-hero Tom Ripley, and was made into an Oscar-winning film in 1999 by Anthony Minghella. Graham Greene called Patricia Highsmith 'the poet of apprehension', saying that she 'created a world of her own - a world claustrophobic and irrational which we enter each time with a sense of personal danger'. Patricia Highsmith died in Locarno, Switzerland, in February 1995. Her last novel, Small g: A Summer Idyll, was published posthumously, the same year.