The Tremor of Forgery

The Tremor of Forgery

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Howard Ingham finds it strange that no one has written to him since he arrived in Tunisia - neither the film director that he is supposed to be meeting in Tunis, nor his lover in New York who is, he hopes, missing him. While he waits around at a beach resort, unable to get going on the film script he is there to write, he starts work on a new novel, about a man living an amoral double life. Howard also befriends a fellow American who has a taste for Scotch and a suspicious interest in the Soviet Union, and a Dane who appears to distrust Arabs intensely. When bad news finally arrives from home, Howard thinks he may as well stay and continue writing, despite the tremors in the air of violence, tensions and ambiguous morals.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 111 x 178 x 24mm | 230g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • UK open market ed
  • 0747575010
  • 9780747575016
  • 594,650

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'Highsmith's finest novel' Graham Greene 'One of her best books ... She creates a lot of dread and a lot of apprehension very casually' Jonathan Lethem, Chicago Tribune 'One of Highsmith's finest novels' New York Times 'Highsmith lived in her imagination, and, ultimately, it's in her uniquely disturbing stories that you'll find her' LA Weekly
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About Patricia Highsmith

Patricia Highsmith was born in Fort Worth, Texas, in 1921. Her first novel, Strangers On A Train, was made into a film by Alfred Hitchcock in 1951. The Talented Mr Ripley, published in 1955, was awarded the Edgar Allan Poe Scroll by the Mystery Writers of America and introduced the fascinating anti-hero Tom Ripley, who was to appear in many of her later crime novels. Patricia Highsmith died in Locarno, Switzerland, in February 1995. Her last novel, Small g: A Summer Idyll, was published posthumously just over a month later.
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1,085 ratings
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4 42% (451)
3 28% (299)
2 8% (82)
1 1% (13)
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