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Highsmith, Patricia, 1921-1995, author; Morgan, Claire, 1921-1995

Therese first glimpses Carol in the New York department store where she is working as a sales assistant. Carol is choosing a present for her daughter. Standing there at the counter, Therese suddenly feels wholly innocent - wholly unprepared for the first shock of love

Paperback, Book. English. Love stories. General. Gay/Lesbian Interest.
New edition
Published London: Bloomsbury, 2015

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Statement of responsibility: Patricia Highsmith
Edition statement: foreword by Val McDermid.
ISBN: 140886567X, 9781408865675
Note: Originally published: as The price of salt by Claire Morgan. Tallahassee, Florida: Naiad, 1984; as Carol by Patricia Highsmith. London: Bloomsbury, 1990.
Physical Description: 320 pages ; 20 cm
Subject: Lesbians Fiction.
Uniform Title: Price of salt

Author note

Patricia Highsmith is the author of classics such as Strangers on a Train and The Talented Mr Ripley . Born in Texas, she spent much of her life in England, France and Switzerland. She died in 1995 in Locarno, Switzerland.


Has the drive of a thriller but the imagery of a romance ... This is a book that is hard to set aside; it demands to be read late into the night with eyes burning and heart racing
Val McDermid||'A document of persecuted love ... perfect'
Independent||'Gently exploratory, genuinely moving'
Mail on Sunday||'An original, honest novel, a remarkable imaginative achievement by any standard ... compelling'
Financial Times