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The tremor of forgery

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Under the hot desert sun nothing is quite as it seems. Howard Ingham, an American writer, is sent to Tunisia to gather material for a movie, a love story too sordid to be set in America. But his director fails to arrive as scheduled and the erratic mails bring news of infidelities and suicide. Ingham--for reasons obscure even to himself--decides to stay on and work instead on a novel. Gradually, however, a series of peculiar events--a hushed-up murder, a vanished corpse, and secret broadcasts to the Soviet Union--lures him inexorably into the deep, ambivalent shadows of this Arab town; into deceit and away from conventional morality. And when Ingham finds an accomplice to murder, or perhaps something more, what is in question is not justice or truth, but the state of his oddly quiet conscience.
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full_title tremor of forgery
author highsmith patricia
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lastUpdate 2018-02-20 04:19:32AM

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auth_author2 Prose, Francine, 1947-
author Highsmith, Patricia, 1921-1995.
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display_description The Tremor of Forgery is considered by many to be Patricia Highsmith's finest novel. Set in Tunisia in the mid-1960s, it is the story of Howard Ingham, an American writer who has gone abroad to gather material for a movie too sordid to be set in America. Ingham is cool towards Ina, the girlfriend he left behind in New York, but his feelings start to change when she doesn't answer his increasingly aggravated letters, and John Castlewood, the filmmaker who hired Ingham, fails to show in Tunisia. Amid the tea shops and alleys of the souk, the sun-blasted architecture, and the beaches and hotels frequented by international tourists, will Ingham's morality survive the withering heat? Includes an introduction by Francine Prose.
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publishDate 1969, 2011
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subject_facet Electronic books, Murder -- Fiction, Novelists -- Fiction, Tunisia -- Fiction
title_display The tremor of forgery
title_full The tremor of forgery Highsmith, Patricia, 1921-1995., The tremor of forgery [electronic resource] Highsmith, Patricia, 1921-1995.
title_short The tremor of forgery
topic_facet Electronic books, Murder, Novelists