The Price of Salt

  • Type: Books
  • By: Patricia Highsmith
  • Age Category: Adults
  • Genre: General Fiction
  • Recommended by: Morgan D.
  • ISBN/UPC: 9780393325997
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A "romance" with passages just as sinister as those in Highsmith's suspense novels.

Patricia Highsmith is best known as the dark, misanthropic author of suspense classics Strangers on a Train and The Talented Mr. Ripley. If it seems incongruous that her second novel was a lesbian pulp romance (originally published in the 1950s under a pseudonym ), pick up a copy and it’ll all make sense. The Price of Salt has as much to do with obsession as with love, and its most gripping passages, including a cross-country road trip/car chase, are just as sinister as Highsmith’s more famous novels.