The Glass Cell by Patricia Highsmith audiobook

The Glass Cell

By Patricia Highsmith
Read by Tom Taylorson

Blackstone Publishing 9780140036039
8.02 Hours 1
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Rife with overtones of Dostoevsky, The Glass Cell, first published in 1964, combines a quintessential Highsmith mystery with a penetrating critique of the psychological devastation wrought by the prison system. Falsely convicted of fraud, the easygoing but naïve Philip Carter is sentenced to six lonely, drug-ravaged years in prison. Upon his release, Carter is a more suspicious and violent man. For those around him, earning back his trust can mean the difference between life and death. The Glass Cell’s bleak and compelling portrait of daily prison life―and the consequences for those who live it―is, sadly, as relevant today as it was when the book was first published.

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Summary

Rife with overtones of Dostoevsky, The Glass Cell, first published in 1964, combines a quintessential Highsmith mystery with a penetrating critique of the psychological devastation wrought by the prison system.

Falsely convicted of fraud, the easygoing but naïve Philip Carter is sentenced to six lonely, drug-ravaged years in prison. Upon his release, Carter is a more suspicious and violent man. For those around him, earning back his trust can mean the difference between life and death.

The Glass Cell’s bleak and compelling portrait of daily prison life―and the consequences for those who live it―is, sadly, as relevant today as it was when the book was first published.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“There’s a certain harsh power here that is compelling.” New York Times Book Review
“A penetrating and absorbing study…the reader hangs spellbound.” Boston Herald
“Well made, well told.” Times Literary Supplement

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Author Bio: Patricia Highsmith

Author Bio: Patricia Highsmith

Patricia Highsmith (1921–1995) was an American author most widely known for her psychological thrillers, which led to more than two dozen film adaptations. She wrote more than twenty novels, including Strangers on a Train, The Price of Salt, and The Talented Mr. Ripley, as well as numerous short stories.

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Available Formats : CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Runtime: 8.02
Audience: Adult
Language: English