By Patricia Highsmith
Long out of print, this Highsmith vintage resurfaces with a vengeance.
The nice revival of curiosity in Patricia Highsmith keeps with the book of this novel that may supply puppy vendors nightmares for years yet to come. With an eerie simplicity of favor, Highsmith turns our next-door buddies into sadistic psychopaths, mendacity in wait between white wood fences and manicured lawns. In A Dog's Ransom, Highsmith blends a savage humor with excellent social satire during this darkish story of a highminded legal who hits a filthy rich ny couple the place it hurts the main whilst he kidnaps their loved poodle. This paintings attesets to Highsmith's popularity as "the poet of apprehension" (Graham Greene).
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