Deep Water

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Description

Vic and Melinda Van Allen's loveless marriage is held together only by a precarious arrangement whereby, in order to avoid the messiness of divorce, Melinda is allowed to take any number of lovers as long as she does not desert her family. Eventually, Vic can no longer suppress his jealousy and tries to win back his wife by asserting himself through a tall tale of murder--one that soon comes true. In this complex portrayal of a dangerous psychosis emerging in the most unlikely of places, Highsmith examines the chilling reality behind the idyllic facade of American suburban life.

Product Details

Price
$15.95
Publisher
W. W. Norton & Company
Publish Date
July 17, 2003
Pages
272
Dimensions
4.66 X 0.69 X 9.22 inches | 0.53 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780393324556
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About the Author

Patricia 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.

Reviews

Highsmith is crime fiction's most lethal existentialist...[She] simultaneously makes the subconscious smile and the skin crawl.--Ed Siegel
So good and utterly addictive.--Megan Abbott, author of You Will Know Me