Prospect Lefferts Gardens Store:
Wednesday, February 19, 7:30 PM
PLG Fiction Book Group discusses The Price of Salt, or Carol
Led by Greenlight bookseller Nora, our fiction book group in Prospect Lefferts Gardens discusses paperback fiction, reading broadly in contemporary fiction with the occasional diversion into classics. For February, the group discusses Patricia Highsmith’s cult classic The Price of Salt, or Carol. Based on a true story plucked from Highsmith's own life, the novel tells the riveting drama of Therese Belivet, a stage designer trapped in a department-store day job, whose routine is forever shattered by a gorgeous epiphany—the appearance of Carol Aird, a customer who comes in to buy her daughter a Christmas toy. Therese begins to gravitate toward the alluring suburban housewife, who is trapped in a marriage as stultifying as Therese's job. They fall in love and set out across the United States, ensnared by society's confines and the imminent disapproval of others, yet propelled by their infatuation. The Price of Salt is a brilliantly written story that may surprise Highsmith fans and will delight those discovering her work.
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