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Deep Water (1957) [Novel]
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Summary (From the publisher):

In Deep Water, set in the small town of Little Wesley, Vic and Melinda Meller's loveless marriage is held together only by a precarious arrangement whereby in order to avoid the messiness of divorce, Melinda is allowed to take any number of lovers as long as she does not desert her family. Eventually, Vic tries to win her back by asserting himself through a tall tale of murder, one that soon comes true.

Original title: Deep Water
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionCrime and MysterySuspense

Edition #1: Deep Water

Deep Water (1957)
Edition Details:

Language: English

  • "Highsmith is crime fiction's most lethal existentialist...She simultaneously makes the subconscious smile and the skin crawl." Boston Globe
  • "She edges her readers toward the insane territory inhabited by her people...readers are sure to be left feeling by turns startled, oppressed, amused and queasy." The New York Times Book Review
  • "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
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Manifested in:

Deep Water (July 2003)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: New York
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393324556
Dimensions: 4.66 x 9.22 x .69
Pages: 272

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