The Cry of the Owl [NOOK Book]

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In a small Pennsylvania town, Robert Forrester is recuperating from a nasty divorce and a bout of psychological trouble. One evening, while driving home, he sees a pretty young woman framed by her bright kitchen window. Soon, he can’t keep himself away. But when Robert is inevitably discovered, obsession is turned on its head, and he finds himself unable to shake the young woman, nor entirely sure whether he should. From Patricia Highsmith, once called "the balladeer of stalking" by The New Yorker, The Cry of ...
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The Cry of the Owl

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Overview


In a small Pennsylvania town, Robert Forrester is recuperating from a nasty divorce and a bout of psychological trouble. One evening, while driving home, he sees a pretty young woman framed by her bright kitchen window. Soon, he can’t keep himself away. But when Robert is inevitably discovered, obsession is turned on its head, and he finds himself unable to shake the young woman, nor entirely sure whether he should. From Patricia Highsmith, once called "the balladeer of stalking" by The New Yorker, The Cry of the Owl is a modern classic ready to be reborn.

Robert Forester is a fundamentally decent man who attracts trouble like a magnet, and when he begins watching the domestic simplicity of Jenny's life through her window, the deceptive calm of suburban Pennsylvania is shattered.

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“Kafka with a vengeance.” —The Spectator (London)

“Highsmith generates suspense out of a different sort of fear: not the fear of death, which drives most crime-centered entertainment, but the pettier, more intimate dread of humiliation, of being caught on the street with nothing on....There’s something else here, hard to identify, pulling us along relentlessly, as thrillers do—an undertow, a surge of third-rail current.” —The New Yorker

“The Cry of the Owl is a deceptively easy stroll toward personal chaos and destruction. It is thoroughly chilling because nothing seems farfetched. Odd, yes, but believable. . . . The Cry of the Owl is creepy and unsettling, a taut psychological thriller.” —Detroit Free Press

“One of her lesser-known works … and one of her most unsettling. Which is saying plenty. … The crime writer Elmore Leonard has written a host of novels with the same basic plot: Plans go wrong. The story message driving all of Highsmith’s work is similarly simple and clear: We live on thin ice. Highsmith revolts some readers, yet hypnotizes many others. She’s sui generis, a writer of almost occult power.” —Richard Rayner, Los Angeles Times

“[A] sinister, moody psychological novel. … a dreadful atmosphere of growing menace lurks over the story as its damaged, emotionally disturbed characters interact and form dangerous, obsessive relationships. This is a Highsmith tour-de-force—a must read for those who’ve tested Highsmith territory with the Ripley novels. The Cry of the Owl moves with precision skill to its stunning conclusion.” —MostlyFiction

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780802195531
  • Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
  • Publication date: 7/12/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 10,248
  • File size: 3 MB

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  • Posted September 13, 2011

    Full of Twists and Turns....

    This is a captivating psychological thriller.Very interesting plot.What you would expect from a writer like Patricia Highsmith .The ending is left to the reader`s imagination though.Try it!.I`m not going to spoil the fun!...

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 13, 2011

    Check this one out !

    Interesting psychological thriller with more than a few twists and turns.Its not cheap crime fiction.I`m not going to spoil the book being I`m the first to review it but I can say it was a good read.Have fun!!.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 19, 2014

    Undercurrent from the start....

    Very well written, exciting!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 8, 2012

    Highsmith in her element - pulling you. Into the psychopathy of

    Highsmith in her element - pulling you. Into the psychopathy of her protagonist in a way to compelling to put down until the last page.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 21, 2015

    Slow an pointless

    Slow and pointless

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  • Posted January 22, 2015

    A must read for mystery fans!

    This book starts out with twists and turns that you never expect and continues to the end. It kept me reading into the night.

    I highly recommend "The Cry of the Owl". It won't disappoint.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 29, 2014

    Strange

    Very strange from start to finish. Usually i would not finish a book like this but it was such a weird story that I did. Even the ending was strange. The main character,Robert, was such a wimp and pathetic.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted August 23, 2014

    Coal's Bio

    Coal ||
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    Gender:: &female ||
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    Species:: Barn owl... ||
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    Persona:: Aloof and cold ||
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    Crush:: Pah. ||

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    Posted August 22, 2014

    Pure ones bios

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    Posted March 21, 2013

    A well wtitten tale

    An excellent read!

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