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This Sweet Sickness
     

This Sweet Sickness

by Patricia Highsmith
 

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Following the national bestseller Selected Stories, this fall brings the republication of a gripping Highsmith classic.
In This Sweet Sickness, David Kelsey has an unyielding conviction that life will turn out all right for him; he just has to fix The Situation: he is in love with a married woman. Obsessed with Annabelle and the life he has imagined for them

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Following the national bestseller Selected Stories, this fall brings the republication of a gripping Highsmith classic.
In This Sweet Sickness, David Kelsey has an unyielding conviction that life will turn out all right for him; he just has to fix The Situation: he is in love with a married woman. Obsessed with Annabelle and the life he has imagined for them, David prepares to win her over, whatever it takes.

Editorial Reviews

Joan Smith
[Highsmith] is no more a practitioner of the murder mystery genre than are Dostoevsky,Faulkner and Camus.
Los Angeles Times

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393323672
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
10/28/2002
Edition description:
REISSUE
Pages:
282
Sales rank:
351,858
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

Patricia Highsmith (1921–1995) was the author of more than twenty novels, including Strangers on a Train, The Price of Salt,The Blunderer and The Talented Mr. Ripley, as well as numerous short stories.

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
January 19, 1921
Date of Death:
February 4, 1995
Place of Birth:
Fort Worth, Texas
Place of Death:
Locarno, Switzerland
Education:
B.A., Barnard College, 1942

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