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208 pages, Hardcover
First published March 15, 2022
We'll go out west, we'll, we'll, we'll start over someplace fresh. I'll find a way to sell Strangers on a Train and we'll live off of that.
We'll leave right now.
Patricia. I can't. Please. I can't let myself imagine that future.
Don't leave me alone again.
I always admired what a strange girl you are, Pat. Flung out of space. - an imagined break-up dialogue (in the graphic novel) between Patricia Highsmith and her early lover Virginia Kent Catherwood, from which she borrowed elements for The Price of Salt (1952).
However, in order to get this into print, not to mention to avoid attention from the wrong people more generally, (sigh) we'll have to publish it as a pulp paperback. That's why you can't title it Carol. It won't sell a pulp book. It's not raw enough. It's too literary.