Answered prayers The unfinished novel

Truman Capote, 1924-1984

Book - 1986

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1st Floor FICTION/Capote, Truman Due Oct 18, 2022
New York : Random House c1986.
Physical Description
180 p.
Main Author
Truman Capote, 1924-1984 (-)
Review by Publisher Summary 1

The three completed chapters of Capote's unfinished novel, focusing on P.B. Jones, an amoral bisexual who has tumbled from the jet-set heights, are accompanied by an introduction by the editor

Review by Publisher Summary 2

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.