A] classic psychological thriller. "e;USA Today"e;
Originally published in 1964, and the winner of the CWA Best Foreign Novel Award, Patricia Highsmith s "e;The Two Faces of January"e; is a chilling tale of suspense, suffused with her trademark slow, creeping unease.
In a grubby Athens hotel, Rydal Keener is bored and killing time with petty scams. But when he runs into another American, Chester MacFarland, dragging a man s body down the hotel hall, Rydan impulsively agrees to help, perhaps because Chester looks like his father. Then Rydal meets Collete, Chester s younger wife, and captivated, becomes entangled in their sordid lives, as the drama marches to a shocking climax at the ruins of the labyrinth at Knossos.
A film version of "e;The Two Faces of January,"e; starring Viggo Mortensen, Kirsten Dunst, and Oscar Isaac ("e;Drive, Inside Llewelyn Davis"e;) is in production. Adapted by Academy Award nominee Hossein Amini ("e;Drive"e;), and produced by Working Title and Timnick Films ("e;The Talented Mr. Ripley"e;), it will be released later this fall.
An offbeat, provocative and absorbing suspense novel. "e;The New York Times"e;
Patricia Highsmith is one of the few suspense writers whose work transcends genre. "e;The Austin American-Statesman"e;
The Two Faces of January
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