"Their eyes met at the same instant, Therese glancing up from a box she was opening, and the woman just turning her head so she looked directly at Therese. She was tall and fair, her long figure graceful in the loose fur coat that she held open with a hand on her waist. Her eyes were gray, colorless, yet dominant as light or fire, and caught by them, Therese could not look away."
This chance meeting in a department store launches one of the greatest love stories in the history of lesbian pulp fiction!
It doesn't take young Therese long to fall in love with Carol, an older woman in the middle of a nasty divorce and custody battle. Carol is, at first, cautious... but she is lonely and somewhat surprised by Therese's bold pursuit. What follows is an adventure with dangerous implications and a romance that changes both their lives forever.
Written pseudonymously by Patricia Highsmith – the author of Strangers on a Train and The Talented Mr. Ripley – The Price of Salt is a story you'll want to read again and again.