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Tales of natural and unnatural catastrophes

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In this eerily up-to-date collection, Highsmith's incisive prose chronicles a world gone slightly mad, its catastrophes precipitated by human folly and excess. From the White House under siege by the homeless to a 190-year-old woman perpetually near death and dimly glowing, each tale unfolds the illogical extremes of humanity in the late twentieth century. Highsmith transmogrifies the face of daily existence to lay bare its manifold dark motives. These stories leave us haunted with "afterimages that will tremble--but stay--in our minds" (The New Yorker).
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author Highsmith, Patricia, 1921-1995.
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display_description The legendary writer Patricia Highsmith is best remembered today for her chilling psychological thrillers The Talented Mr. Ripley and Strangers on a Train, which was made into the classic film by Alfred Hitchcock and Raymond Chandler. A critically-acclaimed best seller in Europe, Highsmith struggled during her life for recognition in the United States, but since her death in 1995, Highsmith's reputation has grown tremendously, and she is now recognized as one of the signature voices of the troubled twentieth century. Tales of Natural and Unnatural Catastrophes is the last short fiction published during Highsmith's lifetime. The ten eerily up-to-date stories chronicle a world gone slightly mad; environmental degradation, apocalyptic disaster, political chaos, and religious conservatism are captured in incisive prose that leaves us haunted.
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subject_facet Electronic books, Short stories, American
title_display Tales of natural and unnatural catastrophes
title_full Tales of natural and unnatural catastrophes / Patricia Highsmith, Tales of natural and unnatural catastrophes [electronic resource] / Patricia Highsmith
title_short Tales of natural and unnatural catastrophes
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