The Price of Salt Author:Claire Morgan Now recognized as a masterwork, the scandalous novel that anticipated Nabokov's Lolita. — "I have long had a theory that Nabokov knew The Price of Salt and modeled the climactic cross-country car chase in Lolita on Therese and Carol's frenzied bid for freedom," writes Terry Castle in The New Republ... more »ic about this novel, arguably Patricia Highsmith's finest, first published in 1952 under the pseudonym Clare Morgan. Soon to be a new film, The Price of Salt 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. « less
ISBN-13: 9780930044497 ISBN-10: 0930044495 Publication Date: 1984 Pages:276 Edition:Rev. ed. with an aft Rating:
Therese is a young woman working in a department store. She meets an older woman named Carol and developes somewhat of a crush on her. They become friends and eventually start a relationship together, facing many obstacles along the way. I really enjoyed this book, though it did move kind of slowly.