Answered Prayes

Answered Prayes

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by Truman Capote
     
 

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Although Truman Capote’s last, unfinished novel offers a devastating group portrait of the high and low society of his time.
Tracing  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…  See more details below

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Although Truman Capote’s last, unfinished novel offers a devastating group portrait of the high and low society of his time.
Tracing  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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780345803047
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date:
05/15/2012
Series:
Vintage International
Sold by:
Random House
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
208
Sales rank:
35,301
File size:
2 MB

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Answered Prayers: The Unfinished Novel 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Though it is Truman Capote's unfinished manuscript that you are reading, I could not think of a more genius thing than reading God himself, (though God may be hard to find in this text). Wrapped up in the tales of the rich and famous, the narrator catapults between the present and the past and weaves a tale that is scathing and revealing of all the truths and faults of man.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
As a junior in high school, nothing was more captivating to read. I was turned on to Capote, by this unfinished novel filled with similes and metaphors. Crass and beautiful at once!