A Dog's Ransom (Paperback)

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What starts as a simple story revolving a kidnapped poodle, opens into a psychological exploration of a city searching for its moral footing.

— Ben


Long out of print, this Highsmith classic resurfaces with a vengeance.

The great revival of interest in Patricia Highsmith continues with the publication of this novel that will give dog owners nightmares for years to come. With an eerie simplicity of style, Highsmith turns our next-door neighbors into sadistic psychopaths, lying in wait among white picket fences and manicured lawns. In A Dog's Ransom, Highsmith blends a savage humor with brilliant social satire in this dark tale of a highminded criminal who hits a wealthy Manhattan couple where it hurts the most when he kidnaps their beloved poodle. This work attesets to Highsmith's reputation as "the poet of apprehension" (Graham Greene).

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.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780393323368
ISBN-10: 0393323366
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Publication Date: August 17th, 2002
Pages: 272
Language: English