Slowly, Slowly in the Wind – Highsmith, Patricia

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ISBN: 0892961163
Title: Slowly, Slowly in the Wind
Author: Highsmith, Patricia
Binding: Hardcover
Publisher: The Mysterious Press, New York
Publication Date: 1984
Edition: First American Edition
Book Condition: NF-
D-j Condition: VG

Comments: Remainder mark on top edge. Pen mark on headcap. D-j faded.

Synopsis: Slowly, Slowly in the Wind brilliantly assembles many of Patricia Highsmith’s most nuanced and psychologically suspenseful works.

Rarely has an author articulated so well the hypocrisies of the Catholic Church while conveying the delusions of a writer’s life and undermining the fantasy of suburban bliss. Each of these twelve pieces, like all great short fiction, is a crystal-clear snapshot of lives both static and full of chaos. In “The Pond” Highsmith explores the unforeseen calamities that can unalterably shatter a single woman’s life, while “The Network” finds sinister loneliness and joy in the mundane yet engrossing friendships of a small community of urban dwellers. In this enduring and disturbing collection, Highsmith evokes the gravity and horror of her characters’ surroundings with evenhanded prose and a detailed imagination.

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ISBN: 0892961163
Title: Slowly, Slowly in the Wind
Author: Highsmith, Patricia
Binding: Hardcover
Publisher: The Mysterious Press, New York
Publication Date: 1984
Edition: First American Edition
Book Condition: NF-
D-j Condition: VG

Comments: Remainder mark on top edge. Pen mark on headcap. D-j faded.

Synopsis: Slowly, Slowly in the Wind brilliantly assembles many of Patricia Highsmith’s most nuanced and psychologically suspenseful works.

Rarely has an author articulated so well the hypocrisies of the Catholic Church while conveying the delusions of a writer’s life and undermining the fantasy of suburban bliss. Each of these twelve pieces, like all great short fiction, is a crystal-clear snapshot of lives both static and full of chaos. In “The Pond” Highsmith explores the unforeseen calamities that can unalterably shatter a single woman’s life, while “The Network” finds sinister loneliness and joy in the mundane yet engrossing friendships of a small community of urban dwellers. In this enduring and disturbing collection, Highsmith evokes the gravity and horror of her characters’ surroundings with evenhanded prose and a detailed imagination.

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