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Deep water (edition 1982)

by Patricia Highsmith

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Title:Deep water
Authors:Patricia Highsmith
Info:Harmondsworth Penguin 1982
Collections:Your library
Rating:***1/2
Tags:fiction, crime, 1950s, New England, suburban, schizophrenia

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Classic Highsmith situation, in which an apparently civilised and sympathetic character turns into a psychopath before our very eyes. Plus snails. Excellently done, and quite chilling. ( )
  thorold | Dec 24, 2012 |
This was the second Patricia Highsmith book that I've read and I loved it up until the ending. Her writing is descriptive yet sparse and she brings her flawed characters to life in an interesting way. ( )
  KatherineGregg | May 1, 2012 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0393324559, Paperback)

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.

In Deep Water, set in the small town of Little Wesley, Vic and Melinda Meller's loveless marriage is held together only by a precarious arrangement whereby in order to avoid the messiness of divorce, Melinda is allowed to take any number of lovers as long as she does not desert her family. Eventually, Vic tries to win her back by asserting himself through a tall tale of murder—one that soon comes true.

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"Deep Water" is set in the small town of Little Wesley. Vic and Melinda's loveless marriage is held together only by Melinda's extramarital affairs. Eventually, Vic tries to win her back by asserting himself through a tall tale of murder--one that soon comes true.… (more)

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