Those Who Walk Away: A Virago Modern Classic

Author(s): Patricia Highsmith

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The honeymoon is over; the bride dead by her own hand. Ray Garrett, the grieving husband, convinces the police in Rome of his innocence, but not his father-in-law, Ed Coleman, who shoots him at point-blank range and leaves him for dead. Ray survives and follows Coleman to Venice, where the two fall into an eerie game of cat-and-mouse - Coleman obsessed with vengeance and Ray determined to save his reputation, and himself. Each is at once the hunter and the hunted in a tense duel that, as each manages to walk away, draws them nearer to death.

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Those Who Walk Away is a brilliant psychological thriller - a deadly game of cat-and-mouse in the labyrinthine streets of Venice.

Patricia Highsmith (1921-1995) was born in Fort Worth, Texas. Her first novel, Strangers on a Train, was made into a classic film by Alfred Hitchcock in 1951. The Talented Mr Ripley, published in 1955, introduced the fascinating anti-hero Tom Ripley, and was made into an Oscar-winning film in 1999 by Anthony Minghella. Graham Greene called Patricia Highsmith 'the poet of apprehension', saying that she 'created a world of her own - a world claustrophobic and irrational which we enter each time with a sense of personal danger'. Patricia Highsmith died in Locarno, Switzerland, in February 1995. Her last novel, Small g: A Summer Idyll, was published posthumously, the same year.

General Fields

  • : 9780349004860
  • : Little, Brown Book Group
  • : Virago Press Ltd
  • : November 2014
  • : 198mm X 126mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : September 2014
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Patricia Highsmith
  • : Paperback
  • : 1
  • : 813.54
  • : 272