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Extended Audio Sample Carol: The Price of Salt, by Patricia Highsmith Click for printable size audiobook cover
3.5 out of 53.5 out of 53.5 out of 53.5 out of 53.5 out of 5 3.50 (2 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Patricia Highsmith Narrator: Cassandra Campbell Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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A chance encounter between two lonely women leads to a passionate romance in this lesbian cult classic. Therese, a struggling young sales clerk, and Carol, a homemaker in the midst of a bitter divorce, abandon their oppressive daily routines for the freedom of the open road, where their love can blossom. But their newly discovered bliss is shattered when Carol is forced to choose between her child and her lover.

Highsmith’s sensitive treatment of fully realized characters who defy stereotypes about homosexuality marks a departure from previous lesbian pulp fiction. Erotic, eloquent, and suspenseful, this story offers an honest look at the necessity of being true to one’s nature.

The basis for the upcoming film Carol, starring Rooney Mara, Cate Blanchett, and Kyle Chandler, to be released November 20, 2015

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Quotes & Awards

  • “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.”

    Sunday Times (London)

  • “A document of persecuted love—perfect.”

    Independent (London)

  • A Publishers Weekly Bestseller for December 2015
  • An Audible Editors Top Pick for Ten Books Listeners Raved About
  • A New York Times Magazine Pick for “My 10 Favorite Books” by Alison Bechdel

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Twigsy | 11/5/2016

    " This slow deliberate novel (sometimes a bit too slow) catalogs how lesbian love was treated in the 1960s in New York. The attraction between Therese and Carol is tender and almost a surprise to the younger woman. She sheds her boyfriend with ease, but Carol can't shed her marriage as easily. The scenes between the women are touching and they seem to enjoy each other's company in an easy way. Both the book and the movie dragged a bit, but they were both good. "

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