Mermaids on the Golf Course

Stories

Patricia Highsmith (Author)

Overview | Inside the Book
 

The great revival of interest in Patricia Highsmith continues with this work that reveals the chilling reality behind the idyllic facade of American suburban life.

The stories collected in Mermaids on the Golf Course are among Highsmith's most mature, psychologically penetrating works. As in the title story, in which a man's brush with death endows his everyday desires with tragic consequences, the warm familiarities of middle-class life become the eerie setting for Highsmith's chilling portrayals of violence, secrecy, and madness.

Book Details

  • Paperback
  • July 2003
  • ISBN 978-0-393-32456-3
  • 5.4 × 8.3 in / 240 pages
  • Sales Territory: Worldwide including Canada, but excluding the British Commonwealth.

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