Therese first glimpses Carol in the New York department store where she is working as a sales assistant. Carol is choosing a present for her daughter; she looks preoccupied, exuding an aura of elegance as perfect as a secret. Standing there at the counter, Therese suddenly feels wholly innocent - wholly unprepared for the first shock of love.
Therese was nineteen, and loved by a young man she cared about, but could not desire. Carol was a sophisticated married woman. Now Therese seemed to have no other purpose to her life other than their meeting?
First published under a pseudonym in 1952, Carol is a love story told with compelling wit and eroticism, and consummate tenderness.
- Publication Date:
- 02 / 08 / 2010
- 129 x 198mm