Patricia Highsmith is unafraid to admit that human beings can have really uncharitable thoughts. But here is a love story and she illuminates the way a person can fall in love, and how this can change a life (or two). The suspense that builds steadily and urgently is about the exquisite longing one person feels for another---and then it becomes about whether this particular love can survive. In 1950s New York City a woman falling for a woman was considered fairly impossible.
Jacob Hunt is a teenage boy with Asperger's syndrome, and like many kids with AS, Jacob has a special focus on one subject -- in his case, forensic analysis. He's always showing up at crime scenes, thanks to the police scanner he keeps in his room, and telling the cops what they need to do...and he's usually right. But then his town is rocked by a terrible murder and, for a change, the police come to Jacob with questions. The hallmarks of Asperger's can look a lot like guilt to law enforcement personnel. Suddenly, his family is forced to wonder: Did Jacob commit murder?
This is a ticketed event.
The cost of the ticket is $28.00 (plus tax) and includes a free copy of the book, House Rules.
Tickets will be available for purchase on March 2, 2010 (the day of the book's release) at Vroman's Main Store and Hastings Ranch.