[PW] story about woman in Italy arranging her own murder

Helmrich, Ed EHelmrich at iona.edu
Mon Nov 16 05:19:47 PST 2015


Yes, it's 'The driver's seat' by Muriel Spark, a very carefully written novel, 

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If it helps to know this, The Driver's Seat by Spark appeared in the May 16, 1970, issue of The New Yorker (p. 38+).

Daphne Drewello

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Colleagues,
 
   A friend has bee haunted for years by a story she thinks she  read in the New Yorker, but cannot otherwise identify,  She writes::
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 The story takes place in Italy, a day in the life of a woman who  embarks on a journey to a city (Milan?) where she goes through a series of  memora ble transactions with people, and at the conclusion of which she has negotiated her own murder. At least that's how I remember it. It's odd how I can be fuzzy about the details and yet it made such a strong impression on me.  
Could it have been Muriel Spark? Does it ring a bell?
 

   Can anyone help name the story and the author?
 
                                Mark
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