"[T]he author's most postmodern novel" (Andrew Wilson)
A SUSPENSION OF MERCY
By Patricia Highsmith
First U.K. edition of Highsmith's eleventh novel.
Near fine in very good jacket.
A SUSPENSION OF MERCY
"For twenty-four hours, he could imagine he had killed two people..."
Mid-sixties thriller centered around an American writer in England who pretends to have killed his wife and discovers that we must be very careful what we pretend to be. Published in the U.S. (also in 1965) under the title "The Story-Teller."
Read more: Wilson, Beautiful Shadow: A life of Patricia Highsmith.
London: William Heinemann Ltd, (1965). 8'' x 5''. Original dark brown boards with gilt-lettered spine. In original price-clipped dust jacket. , 251 pages. Very faint smudge to fore-edge. Creasing and a few small closed tears to jacket at spine; small scuffed patch to jacket flap; edgewear to corners.
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