“My imagination functions much better when I don't have to speak to people.”
Patricia Highsmith is still one of the best selling thriller writers, even after her passing. She wrote 22 novels and many short stories, many of which has become best sellers and has been adopted onto stage and screen.
POPULAR!!! Carol (The Price of Salt)
Therese is just an ordinary sales assistant working in a New York department store when a beautiful, alluring woman in her thirties walks up to her counter. Standing there, Therese is wholly unprepared for the first shock of love. Therese is an awkward nineteen-year-old with a job she hates and a boyfriend she doesn't love; Carol is a sophisticated, bored suburban housewife in the throes of a divorce and a custody battle for her only daughter. As Therese becomes irresistibly drawn into Carol's world, she soon realizes how much they both stand to lose...First published pseudonymously in 1952 as The Price of Salt, Carol is a hauntingly atmospheric love story set against the backdrop of fifties' New York.
Patricia first had a career as a comic book writer, eventually becoming a highly sought after freelance comic book writer. However, writing novels was her calling and her first novel, Strangers on a Train, was a mega success, so much so that it was made into a film by Alfred Hitchcock in 1951.
Although Patricia was a world-renown author she managed to keep her private life a secret. However, history does know that she had a difficult, love-hate relationship with her mother and was an alcoholic who didn’t ever have a long-lasting intimate relationship. She loved cats and bred snails, and apparently once attended a cocktail party with a bag full of lettuce that had snails in it because they were her companions for the evening. Regardless of her odd life, Patricia was an amazing author that had a beautiful way with words.
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