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Mermaids On The Golf Course Stories

Category: Book
By (author): Highsmith, Patricia
Subject:  FICTION / General
  FICTION / Mystery & Detective / General
  FICTION / Short Stories (single author)
Publisher: WW Norton
Published: June 2003
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 8.25in x 5.50in x 0.65in
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From The Publisher*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.
Review Quote*"An atmosphere of nameless dread, of unspeakable foreboding, permeates every page of Patricia Highsmith, and there's nothing quite like it."
Biographical NotePatricia Highsmith (1921–1995) was the author of more than twenty novels, including Strangers on a Train, The Price of Salt, and The Talented Mr. Ripley, as well as numerous short stories.