Posted on November 16, 2021 at 11:06 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

There’s been much focus on the diaries part of Patricia Highsmith: Her Diaries and Notebooks: 1941-1995 (and understandably so, as they provide an unfiltered look into the author’s brain).

But the book, released today, includes plenty of material about Highsmith’s creative process — that’s the notebooks portion of the title.

One such notebook included a short story called “The Bloomingdale Story,” which went on to become the novel The Price of Salt, later titled Carol.

CrimeReads has published, with permission, the draft of “The Bloomingdale Story” with notes and some visible editing, for your reading pleasure.

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