Small G

Small G

A Summer Idyll

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Baker & Taylor
Six months after his gay partner is brutally murdered, Rickie mourns at a local bar alongside his dancing dog, a possessive seamstress, and her beautiful apprentice, and when the seamstress conspires to thwart the others' infatuation with a newcomer, Rickie and the apprentice retaliate with humorous results.

Norton Pub
Published for the first time in Americaa kinky, charming tale of love misdirected. Completed just months before Patricia Highsmith's death in 1995, Small g explores the labyrinthine intricacies of love, sexuality, and jealousy in a style and form few knew were part of her range. The story opens in Zurich with the brutal murder of Petey Ritter. We then jump six months ahead to Jakob's, a louche bar known for its mixture of gay, straight, and bisexual clientele, where Petey's lover Rickie is recovering slowly, spending time at the bar with his dancing dog, Lulu. They share Jakob's with the club- footed Renate, a possessive seamstress, and her beautiful apprentice Luisa. Then the impressionable and beautiful Teddie Stevenson arrives. Luisa and Rickie both fall in love with himbut Renate and her henchman Willi conspire to break Teddie's spell by force. Renate in turn becomes the subject of a counterconspiracy hatched by Rickie and Luisa, with hilarious and unexpected results.

Blackwell North Amer
The story opens with the brutal murder of Petey Ritter. The story picks up six months later at Jakob's, a louche Zurich bar designated in guide books of the period as a "small g" for its mixture of gay, straight, and bisexual clientele. The bar is home to a small circle of friends; chief among them is Rickie Markwalder, Petey's former lover, who was initially suspected of the murder. Rickie and his dancing dog, Lulu, hold court at Jakob's with the club-footed Renate Hagnauer, a possessive seamstress who finds herself attracted to the very gay men she loathes, and her beautiful apprentice Luisa Zimmerman. The tenuous balance of this incongruous group is broken on the day that the impressionable and handsome Teddie Stevenson arrives. Luisa and Rickie both fall in love with him - but Renate and her henchman, Willi Biber, conspire to break Teddie's spell by force. Renate in turn becomes the subject of a counter-conspiracy hatched by Rickie and Luisa involving a woman to whom Luisa finds herself strongly attracted, Dorrie Wyss, with unexpected results.

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Six months after his gay partner is brutally murdered, Rickie mourns at a local bar alongside his dancing dog, a possessive seamstress, and her beautiful apprentice, and when the seamstress conspires to thwart the others' infatuation with a newcomer, Rickie and the apprentice retaliate with humorous results. 10,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : Norton, 2004
Edition: 1st American ed
ISBN: 9780393059236
0393059235
Branch Call Number: Fiction Hig
Characteristics: 310 p. ; 22 cm

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Diell Jul 28, 2014

g stands for great gripping, gifted Highsmith. grievous bodily harm and a whole lot of grief. And of course
got to read more, go to 'Nothing That Meets The Eye' and everything else she's written. After that you'll still be gasping and grasping for more, you may grieve but must not feel guilty, if there's no more, there's no more, that's it. You must go forward, I suggest Margaret Yorke, start with her trilogy 'Guilty Secrets.'
gee whiz did I over do the small gs?

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FavouriteFiction Sep 30, 2009

Rickie Markwalder frequents a local bar which is identified in the guide books with a small g for gay. Mourning his lover who was recently stabbed he becomes embroiled in various plots and schemes and relationships that take place at the bar.

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