The Boy Who Followed Ripley

The Boy Who Followed Ripley

Patricia Highsmith

"Ripley is an unmistakable descendant of Gatsby, that 'penniless younger guy with out a previous' who will cease at nothing."―Frank Rich

Now a part of American movie and literary lore, Tom Ripley, "a bisexual psychopath and artwork forger who murders with no regret whilst his comforts are threatened" (New York occasions publication Review), was once Patricia Highsmith's favourite construction. In The Boy Who Ripley (1980), Highsmith explores Ripley's bizarrely paternal dating with a stricken younger runaway, whose abduction attracts them into Berlin's seamy underworld. greater than the other American literary personality, Ripley presents "a lens to look into the sinister machinations of human habit" (John Freeman, Pittsburgh Gazette).

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