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The Price of Salt, or Carol

Patricia Highsmith

A timeless classic of lesbian fiction, this book tells the story of Therese and Carol. Both women are struggling against the societal norms of mid-century femininity and find love in an unlikely encounter. The two take to the open road to escape their oppressive daily lives and enjoy a romantic adventure. However, their happiness is short-lived when Carol is forced to choose between her child and her lover. Written by Patricia Highsmith, known for her thrillers, this book showcases her ability to create compelling characters and narratives that depart from the stereotypical lesbian pulp fiction of the time. A must-read that explores the importance of following one's heart.
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first published in 1952
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