Patricia Highsmith is unafraid to admit that human beings can have really uncharitable thoughts. But here is a love story and she illuminates the way a person can fall in love, and how this can change a life (or two). The suspense that builds steadily and urgently is about the exquisite longing one person feels for another---and then it becomes about whether this particular love can survive. In 1950s New York City a woman falling for a woman was considered fairly impossible.
Michael Koryta discusses and signs So Cold the River
06/16/2010 7:00 pm
695 E. Colorado Blvd
As a gift for her husband, Alyssa Bradford hired Eric Shaw to make a documentary about her father-in-law, Campbell Bradford, a 95-year-old billionaire whose past is wrapped in mystery. Eric takes the job knowing very little about the man's past, just the name of his hometown and an antique water bottle he's kept his entire life. In Bradford's hometown, Eric discovers an extraordinary history, including a glorious domed hotel and hot springs known to cure everything from insomnia to malaria. As Eric experiences frightening visions, he discovers that something besides the hotel has been restored--a long-forgotten evil that will stop at nothing to regain its lost glory.