The Price of Salt - Patricia Highsmith

In 1952, Patricia Highsmith, the cunning mind behind The Talented Mr. Ripley and Strangers on a Train, published The Price of Salt under the pseudonym Claire Morgan because of the lesbian romance at the center of the tale. Therese Belivet is a young set designer who works a less than satisfying day job at a department store, when she glimpses Carol, a young, beautiful mother at her sales counter and instantly recognizes the love of her life. Without giving too much away I will say, The Price of Salt is a truly heartstopping romantic story, full of the simmering intensity that Highsmith is recognized and beloved for. Only Highsmith could so deftly craft a tale where the romance is whispered not shouted and the suspense is seductive and alluring. This is one of my favorite romances of all time.

The Price of Salt, or Carol Cover Image
ISBN: 9780393325997
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - March 17th, 2004