Patricia Highsmith’s Tom Ripley isn’t the only character who gets to get into trouble. There is as much darkness in the village of Little Wesley as in the Italy of The Talented Mr. Ripley. If you’ve already read Ripley — it's time for another journey with Deep Water.
Vic and Melinda Van Allen'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 can no longer suppress his jealousy and tries to win back his wife by asserting himself through a tall tale of murderone that soon comes true. In this complex portrayal of a dangerous psychosis emerging in the most unlikely of places, Highsmith examines the chilling reality behind the idyllic facade of American suburban life.
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|Publisher:||Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.|
|Product dimensions:||9.00(w) x 8.82(h) x 0.69(d)|
About the Author
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