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Publisher Description

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.

The stories collected in Mermaids on the Golf Course are among Highsmith's most mature, psychologically penetrating works. As in the title story, in which a man's brush with death endows his everyday desires with tragic consequences, the warm familiarities of middle-class life become the eerie setting for Highsmith's chilling portrayals of violence, secrecy, and madness.

GENRE
Mysteries & Thrillers
RELEASED
2003
July 17
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
240
Pages
PUBLISHER
W. W. Norton & Company
SELLER
W.W. Norton & Company, Inc.
SIZE
699.2
KB

Customer Reviews

TexasExpat ,

Mermaids on the Golf Course

Another example of Highsmith’s ability to spin a well crafted yarn, will clearly developed characters -

Highsmith’s characters are easy to mentally picture and their manner and cadence of speaking equally easy to recognize.

As good as her tales of murder and intrigue are to read, I find her short stories even more engaging.

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