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The glass cell

Author: Patricia Highsmith
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In 1961, Patricia Highsmith received a fan letter from a prison inmate. A correspondence ensued between author and inmate, and Highsmith became fascinated with the psychological traumas that incarceration can inflict. Based on a true story, The Glass Cell is Highsmith's fictionalization of everything she learned. Falsely convicted of fraud, the easy-going but naive Philip Carter is sent to prison. Despite his
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Genre/Form: Psychological fiction
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Patricia Highsmith
ISBN: 0393325679 9780393325676
OCLC Number: 54529879
Description: 249 pages ; 21 cm
Responsibility: Patricia Highsmith.
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"In 1961, Patricia Highsmith received a fan letter from a prison inmate. A correspondence ensued between author and inmate, and Highsmith became fascinated with the psychological traumas that incarceration can inflict. Based on a true story, The Glass Cell is Highsmith's fictionalization of everything she learned. Falsely convicted of fraud, the easy-going but naive Philip Carter is sent to prison. Despite his devotion to Hazel, his wife, and the support of David Sullivan, a lawyer and friend who tries to avenge the injustice done to him, Carter endures six lonely and drug-ravaged years. Upon his release, Carter is a much more discerning, suspicious, and violent man.

For those around him, earning back his trust can mean the difference between life and death."--Jacket.

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