This Sweet Sickness by Patricia Highsmith

By Patricia Highsmith

Following the nationwide bestseller Selected Stories, this autumn brings the republication of a gripping Highsmith classic.

In This candy Sickness, David Kelsey has an unyielding conviction that existence will end up very well for him; he simply has to mend the location: he's in love with a married lady. enthusiastic about Annabelle and the existence he has imagined for them, David prepares to win her over, no matter what it takes.


The protagonist of This candy Sickness is David Kelsey, an excellent younger chemist residing in a boarding residence within the (fictional) big apple country city of Froudsburg. each weekend David leaves Froudsburg to spend time along with his sick mom in a nursing domestic – or at the very least that's what he tells his few acquaintances and the opposite citizens of the boarding condo.

In truth David's mom has been useless for years, and David spends his weekends at a home upstate, got lower than the identify of William Neumeister, and adorned in what David imagines is a way in order to attract his one real love, Annabelle. hassle is, Annabelle dumped David in favour of one other guy – a flip of occasions David refers to as "the Situation" – and David has develop into dangerously obsessed via her – an obsession which drives him to ever extra twisted extremes...

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Others dropped out for myriad reasons. But she knew of three who vanished without any reason. Since then she’d been keeping track. Who knew how many had vanished before then? ” calls Wendy as she approaches a tall black woman in the parking lot of a convenience store. “Nothing. That’s the problem. ” Wendy pulls a pack of Kools out of her purse, offers her one. ” The girl takes a cigarette. ” She scans the lot. ” Her small purse is so thin it can barely hold the condoms. Wendy holds her Bic flame up to it.

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Fucking can’t seem to get away from it. ” Leo gets a faraway look in his eyes. “I dunno. Always sorta liked dead people. Sure as shit more interesting than live ones. Least most of ’em, anyway. Delta, huh? ” “Actually, what I wanted was to play pro hockey, be a Red Wing, another Gordie Howe. But, you know, those fuckers are crazy. ” “Yeah, but they’re the best. ” Leo shrugs, then spits on the boot in his hand. “I was forced to join. ” “Sorta? ” Leo sets down the boot, leans forward, elbows on knees, staring at the floor.

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