Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: "Slim and stark.,Doing for the America WASP what Ian McEwan has done for the Brits, Griner unearths the horror of everyday life in all its seductive and sickening fascination."--The San Francisco Chronicle "This suspenseful novel is at once delicate and bizarre in its portrait of obsession.surprisingly haunting."--The New Yorker "Superb.Psychologically erudite, stylistically cool and impeccable, Griner's little book provides a genuinely frightening and suspenseful brief journey into the mesmerizing territory between obsession, desire, and the wish to be loved."--Greg Burkman, The Seattle Times "Spellbinding."--People. Codice inventario libreria
Riassunto: At a wedding for a childhood friend, young-professional Jean Duprez, strong, self-confident but with a dark past, meets the magnetic, charming and aloof Steven Cain. The two begin an intense, obsessive affair. After an enticing afternoon on Steven's sailboat, Steven shuts a car door on Jean's hand. Intentionally? Unsure, and unable to resist Steven's charms, Jean remains fascinated. As the novel spirals to its final, shocking conclusion, we can only watch with horror and curiosity as Jean becomes ensared in Steven's sinister designs.
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Collectors, by critically acclaimed author Paul Griner, is an exquisitely menacing story of one woman's dangerous fascination with a seductive, mysterious man. At her cousin's wedding, Jean Duprez, an advertising-agency art director who specializes in effective but unsettling concepts for her clients, meets a handsome stranger named Steven Cain. What follows is the story of a relationship so ominous and puzzling that the reader is drawn into the author's designs as inevitably, and as helplessly, as Jean is drawn to Steven. She seeks him out although he often seems indifferent to her, she disregards his disturbing personal history, and she tells him about her own transgressions. And so it becomes intriguingly hard to say whether she is a possible victim of evil or has deliberately put herself in harm's way. The story also dramatizes the intricacies of collecting, particularly the wary bargaining between seller and buyer. In Paul Griner's hands, this dance of flea-market negotiation comes to seem nearly as sinister as the increasingly dark encounters between Jean and Steven. One is a matter of guile and folly, the other of life and death.
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