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Feb 01, 1994
| ISBN 9780679745648
Dec 18, 2007
| ISBN 9780307431578
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Feb 01, 1994 | ISBN 9780679745648
Dec 18, 2007 | ISBN 9780307431578
Truman Capote’s first novel is a story of almost supernatural intensity and inventiveness, an audacious foray into the mind of a sensitive boy as he seeks out the grown-up enigmas of love and death in the ghostly landscape of the deep South.At the age of twelve, Joel Knox is summoned to meet the father who abandoned him at birth. But when Joel arrives at the decaying mansion in Skully’s Landing, his father is nowhere in sight. What he finds instead is a sullen stepmother who delights in killing birds; an uncle with the face—and heart—of a debauched child; and a fearsome little girl named Idabel who may offer him the closest thing he has ever known to love.
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
“Intense, brilliant . . . . Capote has an astonishing command . . . a magic all his own.” —The Atlantic“Truman Capote is the most perfect writer of my generation.” —Norman Mailer“Dazzling.” —Chicago Tribune
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