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American Icons: The ‘Ripley’ novels

American Icons: The ‘Ripley’ novels

PRI - Parul Sehgal

In a series of novels beginning with “The Talented Mr. Ripley,” Patricia Highsmith explored the dark side of the American dream: ambition untempered by morality, the credo of self-invention taken to murderous extremes. Novelists Gillian Flynn, Hanya Yanagihara and Alexander Chee examine Highsmith's …

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