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Don't Look Now : Stories
by Dame Daphne Du Maurier and Patrick McGrath


Overview - An NYRB Original
Daphne du Maurier wrote some of the most compelling and creepy novels of the twentieth century. In books like Rebecca , My Cousin Rachel , and Jamaica Inn she transformed the small dramas of everyday life--love, grief, jealousy--into the stuff of nightmares.
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More About Don't Look Now by Dame Daphne Du Maurier; Patrick McGrath
 
 
 
Overview
An NYRB Original
Daphne du Maurier wrote some of the most compelling and creepy novels of the twentieth century. In books like Rebecca, My Cousin Rachel, and Jamaica Inn she transformed the small dramas of everyday life--love, grief, jealousy--into the stuff of nightmares. Less known, though no less powerful, are her short stories, in which she gave free rein to her imagination in narratives of unflagging suspense.
Patrick McGrath's revelatory new selection of du Maurier's stories shows her at her most chilling and most psychologically astute: a dead child reappears in the alleyways of Venice; routine eye surgery reveals the beast within to a meek housewife; nature revolts against man's abuse by turning a benign species into an annihilating force; a dalliance with a beautiful stranger offers something more dangerous than a broken heart. McGrath draws on the whole of du Maurier's long career and includes surprising discoveries together with famous stories like -The Birds.- Don't Look Now is a perfect introduction to a peerless storyteller.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781590172889
  • ISBN-10: 1590172884
  • Publisher: New York Review of Books
  • Publish Date: October 2008
  • Page Count: 346


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