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Found in the Street

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Found in the Street, Patricia Highsmith. The Atlantic Monthly Press. First American Edition, 1987.

Vintage hardcover with dust jacket. Jacket is in fair condition; plastic film over jacket is peeling at top edge. Some rubbing to cover. Red and navy boards are clean and in good condition. Binding is tight. No markings inside. Nice copy. 

 Patricia Highsmith American novelist and short story writer Patricia Highsmith wrote under the pseudonym Claire Morgan. She published The Price of Salt in 1952, which is known as the first lesbian novel with a happy ending. Of ‘Found in the Street’, Terrence Rafferty of the New Yorker wrote: 

“Patricia Highsmith is no mean tease herself. She keeps us off guard, never quite sure what she's up to or why, the hard surface of her prose encouraging us to find our own reflections in it.... The cold, no-attitude gaze that comes back at us is strangely exciting;: it works on us like both the blank interrogative stare of the psychoanalyst, offering us the liberating opportunity to articulate our most shameful desires, and the you-can't-have-me indifference of pornography, urging us to indulge ourselves when no one's looking. Her thrillers take us into ourselves, no out of ourselves, and lead us to pleasures we hate to admit to–the kind of sneaky, self-abusive enjoyment that hypochondriacs find in poring over medical textbooks.... Highsmith's books are the queasiest fun imaginable.”