Tony and Susan: The riveting novel that inspired the new movie NOCTURNAL ANIMALS (Paperback)

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THE BOOK THAT INSPIRED TOM FORD'S NEW FILM, NOCTURNAL ANIMALS, STARRING JAKE GYLLENHAAL AND AMY ADAMS

"A SUPERB AND THRILLING NOVEL...EXTRAORDINARY." -- Ian McEwan

"COMPELLING...MESMERIZING...ABSOLUTELY IRRESISTIBLE."--New York Times

"A PERFECT LITERARY PUZZLE, AN IRRESISTIBLE TALE ABOUT MARRIAGE AND MURDER, BOTH THRILLING AND MOVING."--Scott Turow

"A PAGE-TURNER OF A LITERARY THRILLER."--Sara Waters

"BEAUTIFULLY WRITTEN, PERFECTLY PACED, IMPRESSIVELY CLEVER, AND ULTIMATELY SHOCKING IN A WAY YOU NEVER SEE COMING."--Nelson DeMille

"ABSOLUTE TERRIFYING, BEAUTIFUL, AND APPALLING. PARTS OF IT SHOCKED ME, AND I AM NOT EASILY SHOCKED."--Ruth Rendell

Fifteen years ago, Susan Morrow left her first husband, Edward Sheffield, an unpublished writer. Now, she's enduring middle class suburbia as a doctor's wife, when out of the blue she receives a package containing the manuscript of her ex-husband's first novel. He writes asking her to read the book; she was always his best critic, he says.

As Susan reads, she is drawn into the fictional life of Tony Hastings, a math professor driving his family to their summer house in Maine. And as we read with her, we too become lost in Sheffield's thriller. As the Hastings' ordinary, civilized lives are disastrously, violently sent off course, Susan is plunged back into the past, forced to confront the darkness that inhabits her, and driven to name the fear that gnaws at her future and will change her life.

TONY AND SUSAN is a dazzling, eerie, riveting novel about fear and regret, blood and revenge, marriage and creativity. It is simply one of a kind.

About the Author


Austin Wright was born in New York in 1922. He was a novelist and academic, for many years Professor Emeritus of English at the University of Cincinnati. He lived with his wife and daughters in Cincinnati, and died in 2003 at the age of eighty.

Praise For…


"A superb and thrilling novel . . . extraordinary."



Ian McEwan


"A perfect literary puzzle, an irresistible tale about marriage and murder, both thrilling and moving."
Scott Turow

"A page-turner of a literary thriller . . . Not since Cormac McCarthy's The
Road have I been so gripped and unsettled by a piece of fiction."—Sarah Waters in the Guardian (UK), author of The Little Stranger

"Compelling...mesmerizing...absolutely irresistible."
New York Times

"Marvelously written-the last thing you would expect in a story of blood
and revenge. Beautiful."—Saul Bellow

"Rarely does a novel pull you in so quickly and so deeply. If there is such a
thing as a literary thriller, this is it. Beautifully written, perfectly paced,
impressively clever, and ultimately shocking in a way you never see
coming. TONY AND SUSAN stays with you long after you've put it down."



Nelson DeMille


"My favorite novel of 2010 would have been my favorite novel of 1993-
if only I had known about it . . . Wright died at the age of eighty; in 2010
TONY AND SUSAN returns to print as his stunning literary legacy."—Min Jin Lee in the Times (London), author of Free Food for Millionaires

"A masterpiece . . . A brilliant, brainy novel full of thrills...It would be easy
to say that his critical intelligence dominates Tony and Susan, but Wright
is a wonderful storyteller, a wonderful novelist . . . Tony and Susan makes
one hunger to read more of Wright's work."



Chicago Sun-Times


"Absolutely terrifying, beautiful, and appalling. Parts of it shocked me, and
I am not easily shocked."



Ruth Rendell


"An elegant meditation on the process of reading, the relationship between reading and writing, the dance between writer and reader...beautifully wrought, troubling, and hard to forget."
Boston Globe
Product Details
ISBN: 9781478970637
ISBN-10: 1478970634
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Publication Date: November 1st, 2016
Pages: 336
Language: English