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Price Of Salt

by Patricia Highsmith

WW Norton | March 30, 2004 | Trade Paperback

Price Of Salt is rated 3.5 out of 5 by 2.
"I have long had a theory that Nabokov knew and modeled the climactic cross-country car chase in on Therese and Carol's frenzied bid for freedom," writes Terry Castle in about this novel, arguably Patricia Highsmith's finest, first published in 1952 under the pseudonym Clare Morgan. Soon to be a new film, tells the riveting 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, may finally be recognized as a major twentieth-century American novel.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 288 pages, 8.2 × 5.5 × 0.72 in

Published: March 30, 2004

Publisher: WW Norton

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0393325997

ISBN - 13: 9780393325997

Found in: Mystery and Suspense

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good! This book was interesting and definutely a good read. There were moments when I felt the story lapsed a little though.
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Price Of Salt

Price Of Salt

by Patricia Highsmith

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 288 pages, 8.2 × 5.5 × 0.72 in

Published: March 30, 2004

Publisher: WW Norton

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0393325997

ISBN - 13: 9780393325997

From the Publisher

"I have long had a theory that Nabokov knew and modeled the climactic cross-country car chase in on Therese and Carol's frenzied bid for freedom," writes Terry Castle in about this novel, arguably Patricia Highsmith's finest, first published in 1952 under the pseudonym Clare Morgan. Soon to be a new film, tells the riveting 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, may finally be recognized as a major twentieth-century American novel.

About the Author

Patricia Highsmith (1921–1995) was the author of more than twenty novels, including Strangers on a Train, The Price of Salt, The Blunderer and The Talented Mr. Ripley, as well as numerous short stories.

Editorial Reviews

“A document of persecuted love—perfect.” — The Independent

“About the pursuit of love, and true happiness…It has characters who laugh, and who laugh without scorn or illusion…very recognizably Highsmith, full of tremor and of threat and of her peculiar genius for anxiety.” — The Sunday Times