By Patricia Highsmith
Originally released in 1964, and the winner of the CWA most sensible international Novel Award, Patricia Highsmith’s The Faces of January is a chilling story of suspense, suffused together with her trademark sluggish, creeping unease.
In a grubby Athens resort, Rydal Keener is bored and killing time with petty scams. but if he runs into one other American, Chester MacFarland, dragging a man’s physique down the resort corridor, Rydan hastily is of the same opinion to assist, possibly simply because Chester feels like his father. Then Rydal meets Collete, Chester’s more youthful spouse, and captivated, turns into entangled of their sordid lives, because the drama marches to a surprising climax on the ruins of the labyrinth at Knossos.
A movie model of The Faces of January, starring Viggo Mortensen, Kirsten Dunst, and Oscar Isaac (Drive, inside of Llewelyn Davis) is in construction. tailored through Academy Award nominee Hossein Amini (Drive), and produced via operating identify and Timnick movies (The proficient Mr. Ripley), it will likely be published later this fall.
“An offbeat, provocative and soaking up suspense novel.”—The long island Times
“Patricia Highsmith is among the few suspense writers whose paintings transcends genre.”—The Austin American-Statesman