The Two Faces of January, Paperback Book
4.5 out of 5 (1 rating)


Two men meet in the picturesque backstreets of Athens.

Chester MacFarland is a conman with multiple false identities, near the end of his rope and on the run with his young wife Colette.

Rydal Keener is a young drifter looking for adventure: he finds it in one evening as the law catches up to Chester and Colette, and their fates become fatally entwined.Patricia Highsmith draws us deep into a cross-European game of cat and mouse in this masterpiece of suspense from the author of The Talented Mr Ripley.Now a major film starring Viggo Mortensen, Kirsten Dunst and Oscar Isaac (Drive, Inside Llewelyn Davis).

This special edition includes a foreword by director and screenwriter Hossein Amini.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
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  • Category: Thriller / suspense
  • ISBN: 9780751555875

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This is a book by Highsmith previously unknown to me until,that is,I saw the film recently. I so enjoyed it,that I quickly obtained a copy of the novel Although the basic outline is the same in book and film,they vary in several essential ways.The ending in particular is,with regard to the two main characters completely different.A fine book,as are most of Patricia Highsmith's and an excellent film which complements it.

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