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Strangers on a Train Summary
Patricia Highsmith

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Strangers on a Train Summary

Plot Summary

The novel "Strangers on a Train" by Patricia Highsmith is as much mystery fiction as it is a psychological thriller. Guy Haines, a successful architect, is heading to his hometown in Texas from New York, where he hopes to finally settle an ongoing three-year divorce with his wife, Miriam. Miriam, who has cheated on Guy, is pregnant by another man, so Guy hopes she is finally serious about proceeding with the divorce. On the train ride to Texas, Guy meets Charles Bruno, scion of a wealthy Long Island family, who is on his way to vacation with his mother. Bruno immediately takes a liking to Guy and begins conversing with him. They talk about their lives. Bruno asks Guy if Guy has ever considered killing anyone and says that he would be happy to swap murders -Miriam for Bruno's hated father. Guy rejects Bruno's offers.

Bruno then takes...

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