The remarkable renaissance of Patricia Highsmith continues with the publication of Patricia Highsmith: Selected Novels and Short Stories. featuring two groundbreaking novels as well as a trove of penetrating short stories. With a critical introduction by Joan Schenkar. situating Highsmith’s classic works within her own tumultuous life. this book provides a useful guide to some of her most dazzlingly seductive writing. Strangers on a Train. transformed into a legendary film by Alfred Hitchcock. displays Highsmith’s genius for psychological characterization and tortuous suspense. while The Price of Salt. with its lesbian lovers and a creepy PI. provides a thrilling and highly controversial depiction of „the love that dare not speak its name.” Patricia Highsmith: Selected Novels and Short Stories firmly establishes Highsmith’s centrality to American culture by presenting key works that went on to influence a half century of literature and film. Abandoned by the wider reading public in her lifetime. Highsmith finally gets the canonical recognition that is her due.
Autor: Patricia Highsmith
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Random House presents the audiobook edition of Slack-Tide by Elanor Dymott. read by Lucy Briers.’By midsummer the thing between us was finished. and it was as if a storm had torn the roof from over me.’It is four years since the loss of a child broke her marriage. and Elizabeth is fiercely protective of her independence. She meets Robert – exuberant. generous. apparently care-free – and they fall in love with breath-taking speed.Slack-tide tracks the ebbs and flows of the affair: passionate. coercive. intensely sexual. When you’ve known lasting love and lost it. what price will you pay to find it again?’When two people meet is it need. fantasy or love? Slack-Tide takes us on an urgent journey and kept me reading late into the night.’ Esther Freud
Autor: Elanor Dymott
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This true-crime police procedural is the riveting story of the racially-motivated serial killings that terrorized San Francisco from 1973 to 1974 and how they were solved. Code named the Zebra Murders. the case involved a series of random violent attacks by African-American men against whites. resulting in fifteen deaths. Author Prentice Earl Sanders. the SFPD’s first African-American police chief and one of the lead detectives on the case. takes us back through his investigation as he tried to determine whether the murders were to be considered mere serial killings or acts of political terror. At the same time. he describes the racial discrimination within the police force and how that influenced his investigation. The Zebra Murders is a fascinating look at an era of social and political turbulence and how justice was sought amidst its most violent eruptions.
Autor: Prentice Earl Sanders. Bennett Cohen
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