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Jan 07, 2014
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Jan 07, 2014 | ISBN 9780804164979
The great revival of interest in Patricia Highsmith continues with this work that reveals the chilling reality behind the idyllic facade of American suburban life.In Deep Water, set in the small town of Little Wesley, Vic and Melinda Meller’s loveless marriage is held together only by a precarious arrangement whereby in order to avoid the messiness of divorce, Melinda is allowed to take any number of lovers as long as she does not desert her family. Eventually, Vic tries to win her back by asserting himself through a tall tale of murder—one that soon comes true.
Patricia Highsmith (1921 – 1995) was born in Fort Worth, Texas, and grew up in New York. She was educated at the Julia Richmond High School in Manhattan and then at Columbia University, where she earned her B.A. in 1942…. More about Patricia Highsmith
Highsmith is crime fiction’s most lethal existentialist…[She] simultaneously makes the subconscious smile and the skin crawl.—Ed Siegel, Boston GlobeSo good and utterly addictive.—Megan Abbott, author of You Will Know Me
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