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The Price of Salt, or Carol Chapter 5

By Patricia Highsmith

Chapter 5

  • Therese walks with her boyfriend, Richard, but she has Carol on the brain.
  • Richard asks Therese if she wants to hang out on Sunday, but she blows him off.
  • He wonders if Therese is into him. Newsflash, Richard: she's just not that into you.
  • She flat-out tells him that she doesn't love him, but she does like him.
  • That's not enough to shake Richard. He still tells her that he loves her, no matter how she feels about him.