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The Two Faces of January

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The Two Faces of January
1st edition
Author Patricia Highsmith
Cover artist Polly Cameron
Country United States
Language English
Genre Psychological thriller
Publisher Doubleday
Publication date 1964
ISBN 0-87113-209-5
OCLC Number Dewey Decimal 813/.54 19
LC Classification PS3558.I366 T8 1988

The Two Faces of January (1964) is a psychological thriller novel by Patricia Highsmith.


The book revolves around American characters, but is set in Athens, Crete, and Paris. It involves a con artist, Chester MacFarland, who accidentally kills a Greek policeman who is investigating him. MacFarland's wife, Colette, and an American student, Rydal Keener, become involved in covering up the death and fleeing the country.


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