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Mar 29, 1994
| ISBN 9780679751823
May 15, 2012
| ISBN 9780345803047
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Mar 29, 1994 | ISBN 9780679751823
May 15, 2012 | ISBN 9780345803047
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. “Prose that makes the heart sing and the narrative fly.” —The New York Times Book ReviewTracing 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 Côte 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 finny book displays Capote at his most relentlessly observant and murderously witty.
Truman Capote was born September 30, 1924, in New Orleans. After his parents’ divorce, he was sent to live with relatives in Monroeville, Alabama. It was here he would meet his lifelong friend, the author Harper Lee. Capote rose to… More about Truman Capote
“A gift from an unbridled genius. Exciting … irresistible … should be cherished as top-flight work from a master.” —Los Angeles Times Book Review“Prose that makes the heart sing and the narrative fly… inspired.” —The New York Times Book Review
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