The book tells the story of Therese Belivet, a stage designer trapped in a department-store day job, whose salvation arrives one day in the form of Carol Aird, an alluring suburban housewife in the throes of a divorce. They fall in love and set out across the United States.
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'A document of persecuted love ... perfect' -- Independent
'An original, honest novel, a remarkable imaginative achievement by any standard ... compelling' -- Financial Times
'Gently exploratory, genuinely moving' -- Mail on Sunday
'Highsmith is a novelist whose books one can re-read many times. There are few of whom one can say that' -- Graham Greene, novelist
'Very recognisably Highsmith, full of tremor and of threat and of her particular genius for anxiety' -- Sunday Times
Patricia Highsmith is the author of classics such as Strangers on a Train and The Talented Mr Ripley. Born in Texas, she spent much of her life in England, France and Switzerland. She died in 1995 in Locarno, Switzerland.
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