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By the bestselling author of The Talented Mr Ripley, Carol and Strangers on a Train ‘Highsmith writes the verbal equivalent of a drug – easy to consume, darkly euphoric, totally addictive . . . (She) belongs in the moody company of Dostoevsky or Angela Carter’ Time Out
Nowhere is Patricia Highsmith’s affinity for animals more apparent than in The Animal-Lover’s Book of Beastly Murder, for here she transfers the murderous thoughts and rages most associated with humans onto the animals themselves.
ou will meet, for example, in ‘In the Dead of Truffle Season’, a truffle-hunting pig who tries to whet his own appetite for a while; or Jumbo in ‘Chorus Girl’s Absolutely Final Performance’, a lonely, old circus elephant who decides she’s had enough of show business and cruel trainers for one lifetime. In this satirical reprise of Kafka, cats, dogs, and breeding rodents are no longer ordinary beings in the happy home, but actually have the power to destroy the world in which we live.
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