A Game for the Living

A Game for the Living

by Patricia Highsmith

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Overview

Ramón, a devout Catholic, fixes furniture in Mexico City, not far from where he was born into poverty. Theodore, a rich German expatriate and painter, believes in nothing at all. You’d think the two had nothing in common. Except, of course, that both had slept with Lelia. Two form an unlikely friendship, until Lelia is found brutally murdered. Both are suspects and each suspects the other.

Twisting in a limbo of tension and doubt, Ramón and Theodore seize on a third man, a thief seen at Lelia’s apartment, and their hunt takes them from Mexico City to sun-drenched Acapulco, and to a small colonial mountain town. A thrilling, psychologically complex novel, rich with setting, A Game for the Living is Highsmith at her best.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780802192806
Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
Publication date: 11/11/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 985,696
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Patricia Highsmith was born in Texas in 1921, raised in New York, and lived most of her adult life in Europe. A graduate of Barnard College, prior to her career as a novelist, Highsmith wrote stories for comic books and, on Truman Capote’s recommendation, was a resident at Yaddo. She was the author of 22 novels and seven collections of stories. She died in 1995.

Date of Birth:

January 19, 1921

Date of Death:

February 4, 1995

Place of Birth:

Fort Worth, Texas

Place of Death:

Locarno, Switzerland

Education:

B.A., Barnard College, 1942

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Game for the Living 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Rather slow going, a long build up for a non satisfying ending.