The Price of Salt

Highsmith, Patricia

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The Price of Salt (1952) is a romance novel by Patricia Highsmith, written under the pseudonym Claire Morgan. The author known as a suspense writer following the publication of her previous book, Strangers on a Train became notorious due to the story's latent lesbian content and happy ending, the latter having been unprecedented in homosexual fiction.

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...first published under the pseudonym of Claire Gordon in 1952 is an American classic...The Price of Salt is a moving, beautifully conceived and written book. It is a mesmerizing read. NY Journal of Books (2016-01-12)