The Cry of the Owl (Highsmith, Patricia)

The Cry of the Owl (Highsmith, Patricia)

Patricia Highsmith


This “extraordinary tale” (Julian Symons) starts off with an act of naive voy­eurism. Robert Forester, a depressed yet essentially first rate guy, cherished to monitor Jenny via her kitchen window—a risk free palliative, as he observed it, to his lonely lifestyles and failed marriage. As he's drawn into her existence, despite the fact that, the recriminations of his basic excitement shatter the misleading calm of this small Pennsylvania city. With awesome readability and terrible inevitability, Forester is stuck up in a chain of deaths within which he's the blameless bystander, presumed in charge. Highsmith has once more, as Graham Greene wrote, “created a global of her own—a international claustrophobic and irrational which we input at any time when with a feeling of non-public danger.” And that experience of probability grows from the 1st web page to the sinister and chilling conclusion.

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