The Price of Salt by Patricia Highsmith

bookshelves: winter-20142015, tbr-busting-2014, published-1952, winter-20152016, jan-2016-litricher, re-visit-2016, glbt, lit-richer, north-americas

Recommended to Bettie☯ by: Laura
Recommended for: BBC Radio Listeners
Read from May 21, 2009 to January 02, 2016

 

RE-VISIT is via the film ‘Carol’

Description: Arguably Patricia Highsmith’s finest, The Price of Salt is story of Therese Belivet, a stage designer trapped in a department-store day job, whose salvation arrives one day in the form of Carol Aird, an alluring suburban housewife in the throes of a divorce. They fall in love and set out across the United States, pursued by a private investigator who eventually blackmails Carol into a choice between her daughter and her lover. With this reissue, The Price of Salt may finally be recognized as a major twentieth-century American novel.

An inter-generational lesbian love story that is in part Thelma and Louise sans driving off a cliff. HEA ending.

3* Strangers on a Train
3* The Price of Salt
5* The Cry of the Owl
3* The Two Faces of January
2* Small g
5* Ripley #1
5* Ripley #2
4* Ripley #3
3* Ripley #4
3* Ripley #5

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