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By the bestselling author of The Talented Mr Ripley, Carol and Strangers on a Train

‘Highsmith neatly dismantles the American suburban idyll, subverting the cliches of domestic bliss – nice neighbours, a child’s comforting glass of milk, and the dream of growing radishes – with macabre cruelty’ Andrew Wilson, author of, Beautiful Shadow: A Life of Patricia Highsmith

Slowly, Slowly in the Wind brilliantly assembles many of Patricia Highsmith’s most nuanced and psychologically suspenseful works.

Each of these twelve pieces, like all great short fiction, is a crystal-clear snapshot of lives both static and full of chaos.

In ‘The Pond’ Highsmith explores the unforeseen calamities that can unalterably shatter a single woman’s life, while ‘The Network’ finds sinister loneliness and joy in the mundane yet engrossing friendships of a small community of urban dwellers.

In this enduring and disturbing collection, Highsmith evokes the gravity and horror of her characters’ surroundings with evenhanded prose and a detailed imagination.