A shocking story collection “flush with satire, mischief, and menace” (Harper’s Bazaar
), with a new introduction by Wells Tower.
In Tales of Natural and Unnatural Catastrophes,
the last shortstory collection published during Patricia Highsmith’s lifetime, incisive prose chronicles a world gone slightly mad. The ten eerily up-to-date stories cover environmental degradation, apocalyptic disaster, political chaos, and religious conservatism and leave us haunted with “afterimages that will tremblebut stayin our minds” (The New Yorker