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The Two Faces of January

Now a major motion picture starring Viggo Mortenson and Kirsten Dunst.

'Highsmith is a giant of the genre. The original, the best, the gloriously twisted Queen of Suspense' Mark Billingham

Two men meet in the picturesque backstreets of Athens. Chester MacFarlane 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.

Important places

Athens (366)


Kriti (117)
Paris (3,057)
Attiki (392)


France (7,260)
Greece (1,635)

Other geographical areas

Crete (62)
Balkans (2,385)
Ile-de-France (3,166)
Southern Europe (7,123)