Study Guide

The Price of Salt, or Carol Chapter 4

By Patricia Highsmith

Chapter 4

  • Therese meets the gorgeous blonde woman for coffee.
  • The woman and Therese make a bit of small talk before the woman reveals her name: Carol.
  • After coffee, the woman asks Therese if she wants to come out to her house on Sunday.
  • Therese says yes.
  • "What a strange girl you are" (4.53), says Carol. "Flung out of space" (4.55).