The author of 22 novels and countless short stories, Patricia Highsmith, is best known as the creator of crime fiction’s most charming sociopath, Tom Ripley. More than a quarter of a century since her death, Highsmith’s unsettling fiction and outspoken misanthropy are still a source of uneasiness and controversy. Highsmith spent much of her life on the move, jettisoning homes, friends and lovers as she made her way from Texas to Manhattan, onto England, France, and finally Switzerland.
InThe World Of Patricia Highsmith,54 locations associated with the author and her work are detailed, from long-gone lesbian boîtes in Manhattan and her last home in the Swiss mountains to scenes from The Talented Mr Ripley and Strangers On A Train. Each location is carefully described and plotted on a map – an obsessive task many of Highsmith’s characters would approve of.
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