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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher W W Norton & Co Inc
Publication date August 1, 2001
Pages 281
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780393321982
ISBN-10 0393321983
Dimensions 1 by 5.50 by 8 in.
Weight 0.55 lbs.
Original list price $14.95
Summaries and Reviews
Summary
Guy Haines loses his own identity after he is drawn into a plot to commit murder, in a new edition of the first novel by the author of The Talented Mr. Ripley. Reprint.
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"For eliciting the menace that lurks in familiar surroundings, there's no one like Patricia Highsmith." ―Time

The world of Patricia Highsmith has always been filled with ordinary people, all of whom are capable of very ordinary crimes. This theme was present from the beginning, when her debut, Strangers on a Train, galvanized the reading public. Here we encounter Guy Haines and Charles Anthony Bruno, passengers on the same train. But while Guy is a successful architect in the midst of a divorce, Bruno turns out to be a sadistic psychopath who manipulates Guy into swapping murders with him. "Some people are better off dead," Bruno remarks, "like your wife and my father, for instance." As Bruno carries out his twisted plan, Guy is trapped in Highsmith's perilous world, where, under the right circumstances, anybody is capable of murder.

The inspiration for Alfred Hitchcock's classic 1951 film, Strangers on a Train launched Highsmith on a prolific career of noir fiction, proving her a master at depicting the unsettling forces that tremble beneath the surface of everyday contemporary life.



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Paperback
Book cover for 9780140037968 Book cover for 9780393321982 Book cover for 9780582418127
 
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Reprint edition from W W Norton & Co Inc (August 1, 2001)
9780393321982 | details & prices | 281 pages | 5.50 × 8.00 × 1.00 in. | 0.55 lbs | List price $14.95
About: Guy Haines loses his own identity after he is drawn into a plot to commit murder, in a new edition of the first novel by the author of The Talented Mr.
New edition from Gardners Books (November 9, 1999)
9780582418127 | details & prices | 64 pages | List price $10.15
About: 'You murder my father and I'll murder your wife.
Reissue edition from Viking Pr (June 1, 1979)
9780140037968 | details & prices | List price $5.95
About: Guy Haines loses his own identity after he is drawn into a plot to commit murder
CD/Spoken Word
Book cover for 9780753109762
 
With William Roberts (other contributor) | Unabridged edition from Isis Audio (May 1, 2000)
9780753109762 | details & prices | 6.00 × 7.00 × 1.25 in. | 0.95 lbs | List price $84.95
About: The inspiration for Alfred Hitchcock’s classic 1951 film, the novel that established Patricia Highsmith as a master of noir fiction.
Cassette/Spoken Word
Unabridged edition from Isis Audio (October 1, 1999)
9780753105757 | details & prices | 6.75 × 9.25 × 1.25 in. | 1.05 lbs | List price $69.95
About: The inspiration for Alfred Hitchcock’s classic 1951 film, the novel that established Patricia Highsmith as a master of noir fiction.

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