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The Price of Salt
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 » 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. 
ISBN-13: 9780930044497
ISBN-10: 0930044495
Publication Date: 1984
Pages: 276
Edition: Rev. ed. with an aft
  • Currently 3.1/5 Stars.

3.1 stars, based on 4 ratings
Publisher: Naiad Press
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Audio CD
Members Wishing: 3
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fab4fan avatar reviewed The Price of Salt on + 19 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
Excellent book. I devoured this book in one weekend. Now I am looking for more by this author.
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Helpful Score: 2
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.
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Helpful Score: 1
This was a fascinating book about homosexuality when homosexuality really wasn't something that was talked about.
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