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The tremor of forgery

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Under the hot desert sun nothing is quite as it seems. Howard Ingham, an American writer, is sent to Tunisia to gather material for a movie, a love story too sordid to be set in America. But his director fails to arrive as scheduled and the erratic mails bring news of infidelities and suicide. Ingham--for reasons obscure even to himself--decides to stay on and work instead on a novel. Gradually, however, a series of peculiar events--a hushed-up murder, a vanished corpse, and secret broadcasts to the Soviet Union--lures him inexorably into the deep, ambivalent shadows of this Arab town; into deceit and away from conventional morality. And when Ingham finds an accomplice to murder, or perhaps something more, what is in question is not justice or truth, but the state of his oddly quiet conscience.
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An expatriate is beset by dark temptations in this tale by the author of The Talented Mr. Ripley: "Her best novel" (The New Yorker).

Set in Tunisia in the mid-1960s, this is the story of Howard Ingham, an American writer who has gone abroad to gather material for a movie too sordid to be set in America. Ingham is cool toward the girlfriend he left behind in New York—but his feelings start to change when she doesn't answer his increasingly aggravated letters, and the filmmaker who hired Ingham fails to show in Tunisia.

Amid the tea shops and alleys of the souk, the sun-blasted architecture, and the beaches and hotels frequented by international tourists, Ingham tries to pass the time by working on a writing project. But a series of peculiar events—a hushed-up murder, a vanished corpse, secret broadcasts to the Soviet Union—will pull him in, and may finally put his increasingly fragile sense of morality to the test.

"Highsmith's finest novel." —Graham Greene, author of The Quiet American

"Her books have stylistic texture, psychological depth, mesmeric readability." —The Sunday Times

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subject_facet Accomplices -- Fiction, Detective and mystery stories, American, Murder -- Fiction, Novelists -- Fiction, Novelists, American -- Tunisia -- Fiction, Tunisia -- Fiction
title_display The tremor of forgery
title_full The Tremor of Forgery, The tremor of forgery / Patricia Highsmith
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