By Truman Capote
Even if Truman Capote’s final, unfinished novel deals a devastating staff portrait of the low and high society of his time.
Tracing the profession of a author of doubtful parentage and omnivorous erotic tastes, Answered Prayers careens from a louche bar in Tangiers to a banquette at l. a. Côte Basque, from literary salons to high priced whorehouses. It takes in calculating beauties and sadistic husbands in addition to such real-life assisting characters as Colette, the Duchess of Windsor, Montgomery Clift, and Tallulah Bankhead. mainly, this malevolently finny booklet monitors Capote at his such a lot relentlessly observant and murderously witty.
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