Deep Water: A Virago Modern Classic (Paperback)
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Deep Water: A Virago Modern Classic (Paperback)

Deep Water: A Virago Modern Classic (Paperback)

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Paperback 304 Pages / Published: 03/05/2018
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'If I really don't like somebody, I kill him . . . You remember Malcolm McRae, don't you?'

Melinda Van Allen is beautiful, headstrong and sexy. Unfortunately for Vic Van Allen, she is his wife. Their love has soured, and Melinda takes pleasure in flaunting her many affairs to her husband. When one of her lovers is murdered, Vic hints to her latest conquest that he was responsible. As rumours spread about Vic's vicious streak, fiction and reality start to converge. It's only a matter of time before Vic really does have blood on his hands.

Books included in the VMC 40th anniversary series include: Frost in May by Antonia White; The Collected Stories of Grace Paley; Fire from Heaven by Mary Renault; The Magic Toyshop by Angela Carter; The Weather in the Streets by Rosamond Lehmann; Deep Water by Patricia Highsmith; The Return of the Soldier by Rebecca West; Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston; Heartburn by Nora Ephron; The Dud Avocado by Elaine Dundy; Memento Mori by Muriel Spark; A View of the Harbour by Elizabeth Taylor; and Faces in the Water by Janet Frame

Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
ISBN: 9780349010328
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 248 g
Dimensions: 199 x 132 x 21 mm


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The outstanding merit of Deep Water is the dexterity with which it develops the psychopath's portrait from the first faint agreeable outline to the full dark horrific colours of schizophrenia. If you read crime stories at all or perhaps especially if you don't, you should read Deep Water. * Sunday Times *
My suspicion is that when the dust has settled and when the chronicle of 20th-century American literature comes to be written, history will place Highsmith at the top of the pyramid, as we should place Dostoevsky at the top of the Russian hierarchy of novelists -- A. N. Wilson * Daily Telegraph *
I love [Highsmith] so much . . . what a revelation her writing was * Gillian Flynn *
The outstanding merit of Deep Water is the dexterity with which it develops the psychopath's portrait from the first faint agreeable outline to the full dark horrific colours of schizophrenia. If you read crime stories at all or perhaps especially if you don't, you should read Deep Water. * Sunday Times *
An atmosphere of nameless dread, of unspeakable foreboding, permeates every page of Patricia Highsmith, and there's nothing quite like it. * Boston Globe *
My suspicion is that when the dust has settled and when the chronicle of 20th-century American literature comes to be written, history will place Highsmith at the top of the pyramid, as we should place Dostoevsky at the top of the Russian hierarchy of novelists -- A.N Wilson * Daily Telegraph *
I love [Highsmith] so much . . . what a revelation her writing was * Gillian Flynn *

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“Domestic villainy in 1950s America”

No one gets under the skin of society’s misfits quite like Patricia Highsmith, and this story of a marriage gone wrong is a small masterpiece of subtle storytelling. Vic Van Allen’s wife is serially unfaithful and... More

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“A fascinating exploration of marriage and community”

"Deep water" is an interesting novel. Packed with suspense and murder, in "Deep Water" Patricia Highsmith shows us a familiar scene of an unhappy marriage, and then distorts it.

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