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Paperback $15.00

Mar 29, 1994 | 176 Pages

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May 15, 2012 | 208 Pages

  • Paperback $15.00

    Mar 29, 1994 | 176 Pages

  • Ebook $14.99

    May 15, 2012 | 208 Pages

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"A gift from an unbridled genius. Exciting…irresistible…should be cherished as top-flight work from a master." — Los Angeles Times Book Review

Although Truman Capote’s last novel was unfinished at the time of his death, its surviving portions offer a devastating group portrait of the high and low society of his time.

As it follows the career of a writer of uncertain parentage and omnivorous erotic tastes, Answered Prayers careens from a louche bar in Tangiers to a banquette at La Cote Basque, from literary salons to high-priced whorehouses. It takes in calculating beauties and sadistic husbands along with such real-life supporting characters as Colette, the Duchess of Windsor, Montgomery Clift, and Tallulah Bankhead. Above all, this malevolently funny book displays Capote at his most relentlessly observant and murderously witty.

"Prose that makes the heart sing and the narrative fly… inspired." — The New York Times Book Review

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