Slowly, Slowly in the Wind

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Slowly, Slowly in the Wind assembles many of Patricia Highsmith's most nuanced and psychologically suspenseful works. Rarely has an author articulated so well the hypocrisies of the Catholic Church while conveying the delusions of a writer's life and undermining the fantasy of suburban bliss. Each of these twelve pieces is a crystal-clear snapshot of lives both static and full of chaos.
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Slowly, Slowly in the Wind assembles many of Patricia Highsmith's most nuanced and psychologically suspenseful works. Rarely has an author articulated so well the hypocrisies of the Catholic Church while conveying the delusions of a writer's life and undermining the fantasy of suburban bliss. Each of these twelve pieces is a crystal-clear snapshot of lives both static and full of chaos.
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From 1993 and 1985, respectively, come two collections of short mystery tales. Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780892961177
  • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
  • Publication date: 6/1/1987
  • Pages: 192

Meet 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.
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    1. Also Known As:
      Mary Patricia Plangman (birth name); Claire Morgan (pen name)
    1. Date of Birth:
      January 19, 1921
    2. Place of Birth:
      Fort Worth, Texas
    1. Date of Death:
      February 4, 1995
    2. Place of Death:
      Locarno, Switzerland

Table of Contents

The man who wrote books in his head 9
The network 17
The pond 37
Something you have to live with 59
Slowly, slowly in the wind 79
Those awful dawns 101
Woodrow Wilson's necktie 121
One for the islands 141
A curious suicide 151
The baby spoon 165
Broken glass 179
Please don't shoot the trees 201
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