The Price of Salt, or Carol (Paperback)

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Vivid prose propelled by the power of new, obsessive love. Highsmith mines the dark reaches of the psyche in ways that feel true and universal to the human condition. I wish I had read this book years ago!

— Melanie McNair


Based on a true story plucked from Highsmith's own life, Carol tells the riveting drama of Therese Belivet, a stage designer trapped in a department-store day job, whose routine is forever shattered by a gorgeous epiphany--the appearance of Carol Aird, a customer who comes in to buy her daughter a Christmas toy. Therese begins to gravitate toward the alluring suburban housewife, who is trapped in a marriage as stultifying as Therese's job. They fall in love and set out across the United States, ensnared by society's confines and the imminent disapproval of others, yet propelled by their infatuation. Carol is a brilliantly written story that may surprise Highsmith fans and will delight those discovering her work Now a major motion picture
Product Details
ISBN: 9780393325997
ISBN-10: 0393325997
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Publication Date: March 17th, 2004
Pages: 304
Language: English