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The Price of Salt by Patricia Highsmith (Paperback)

The Price of Salt by Patricia Highsmith (Paperback)

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Heralded as "the novel of a love society forbids," Patricia Highsmith's 1952 lesbian cult classic recounts a chance meeting between two lonely women that leads to a passionate romance, and is the basis of the acclaimed 2015 film Carol, starring Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara.

Therese, a struggling young sales clerk, and Carol, a homemaker in the midst of a bitter divorce, abandon their oppressive daily routines for the freedom of the open road, where their love can blossom. But their newly discovered bliss is shattered when Carol is forced to choose between her child and her lover.

Author Patricia Highsmith is best known for her psychological thrillers Strangers on a Train and The Talented Mr. Ripley. Originally published in 1952 under a pseudonym, The Price of Salt was heralded as "the novel of a love society forbids." Highsmith's sensitive treatment of fully realized characters who defy queer stereotypes  marks a departure from previous lesbian pulp fiction.

Erotic, eloquent, and suspenseful, this story offers an honest look at the necessity of being true to one's nature. 

Publisher:Dover Publications
Year: 2015 (1952)
Pages:256
ISBN-10:0486800296
ISBN-13: 978-0486800295

5% from the sale of this book goes to support LGBTQ charities.

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