This novel, set in Zurich, is centred around a group of characters who frequent a gay bar. It opens with the violent murder of a young man and follows the life of his middle-aged lover as he tries to continue his design business, cope with his grief and reconstruct his life.
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"All the qualities we love about Highsmith's work...are here in abundance...her characters astonish themselves, and us, by discovering love in the very last places they ever expected to find it." -- Francine Prose "Its superabundance of characters is only one of the elements that give Small g its air of Shakespearean complexity." -- David Leavitt "Small g is a welcome addition to Highsmith's published novels, offering readers an insight into a fascinating aspect of Swiss society and an opportunity to explore Highsmith's final concerns and obsessions." -- Louise Welsh "Highsmith's last book...offer[s] an intriguing exploration of gay culture and the complexities of love, jealousy, possessiveness and friendship." -- Misha Stone "The best thing about Small g is the affectionate homage it pays to relationships that are not exclusive or possessive, that may or may not be sexual, but which have the power to create happiness or break a stranglehold that is choking off a full, delicious life." "All those qualities that have made Highsmith such an important figure-her carefully crafted prose, her understanding of human frailties and the randomness of life-are present in this final work." -- Aaron StanderAbout the Author:
Patricia Highsmith (1921-1995) was the author of more than twenty novels, including Strangers on a Train, The Price of Salt and The Talented Mr. Ripley, as well as numerous short stories.
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