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ISBN-10: 0393327035
ISBN-13: 9780393327038
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Publish Date: 06/17/2005
Dimensions: 8.28" L, 5.54" W, 0.79" H

Small G: A Summer Idyll (Revised)

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Overview

In unmistakable Highsmithian fashion, Small g, Patricia Highsmith’s final novel, opens near a seedy Zurich bar with the brutal murder of Petey Ritter. Unraveling the vagaries of love, sexuality, jealousy, and death, Highsmith weaves a mystery both hilarious and astonishing, a classic fairy tale executed with a characteristic penchant for darkness. Published in paperback for the first time in America, Small g is at once an exorcism of Highsmith’s literary demons and a revelatory capstone to a wholly remarkable career. It is a delightfully incantatory work that, in the tradition of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, shows us how bizarre and unpredictable love can be.

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Its superabundance of characters is only one of the elements that give Small g its air of Shakespearean complexity.–David Leavitt "New York Times Book Review"
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Details

ISBN-10: 0393327035
ISBN-13: 9780393327038
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Publish Date: 06/17/2005
Dimensions: 8.28" L, 5.54" W, 0.79" H
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