Nothing That Meets the Eye

Nothing That Meets the Eye

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This volume of stories, many of them published here for the first time, spans almost fifty years of Highsmith's career. Showing the evolution of her writing from her days as a struggling freelancer living in New York in the 1940s to her later years when she was an expatriate in Switzerland, they reveal her trademark dark themes, such as the married man who dates women out of secret revenge against their sex, and the suicidal woman who finds that in her despair she is a sexual magnet. These are suspenseful, playful, taut and psychologically gripping stories, evidence of an extraordinary talent.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 464 pages
  • 128 x 192 x 34mm | 358.34g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • London, United Kingdom
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0747579342
  • 9780747579342
  • 732,100

About Patricia Highsmith

Patricia Highsmith is the author of classics such as Strangers on a Train and The Talented Mr Ripley. Born in Texas, she spent much of her life in England, France and Switzerland. She died in 1995 in Locarno, Switzerland.
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'This collection showcases the almost ventriloquistic powers of a dazzling writer over nearly half a century ... Highsmith is addictively brilliant' Joanna Briscoe, Guardian 'These tales should not be glanced at by those with even the slightest history of poor mental health ... Highsmith's dark humour oozes through this new collection like a particularly delicious poison' Andrew Wilson, Independent on Sunday 'A magnificent new volume by the doyenne of upmarket suspense writing ... Highsmith ratchets up a furtive sense of foreboding and dread ... This collection reminds us how skilled she was' Daily Telegraph 'One of her classic themes is of the twisted lurking beneath the surface ... The sinister and the beautiful, the warm and the cold are superbly interwoven' Daily Express
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451 ratings
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4 46% (208)
3 17% (75)
2 1% (6)
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