The Fallen Curtain

The Fallen Curtain


Book - 2001
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nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;A stranger lures a child into his car with the promise of sweets. A young man spots hisnbsp;nbsp; fiancée's double in a public park of ill repute. An executive visits the secluded home of a former employee whose intentions are frightfully unclear. A modest soul weds the woman he rescues from suicide--only to fall victim to an unfathomable form of possessiveness...nbsp;
nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;In the eleven tales gathered in The Fallen Curtain , Ruth Rendell--the grande dame of the literary mystery--lays bare the twisted inner workings of the unbalanced mind.nbsp; Here are eleven tales of haunting psychological accuracy: the gesture that betrays a parent's madness, the childhood memory clouded with denial, the utterance that introduces the threat of violence in a situation as benign as a dinner date.nbsp; Instantly engaging, maddeningly addictive, The Fallen Curtain testifies to the enduring talents of a master of the genre.
Publisher: New York : Vintage Crime/Black Lizard, 2001, c1976
Characteristics: 186 p. ; 21 cm
ISBN: 0375704922


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