Patricia Highsmith Small g: A Summer Idyll

ISBN 13: 9780140251715

Small g: A Summer Idyll

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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."

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 Stander

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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 Stander

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