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Published when Truman Capote was only twenty-three years old, Other Voices, Other Rooms is a literary touchstone of the mid-twentieth century. In this semiautobiographical coming-of-age novel, thirteen-year-old Joel Knox, after losing his mother, is sent from New Orleans to live with the father who abandoned him at birth. But when Joel arrives at Skullys Landing, the decaying mansion in rural Alabama, his father is nowhere to be found. Instead, Joel meets his morose stepmother, Amy, eccentric cousin Randolph, and a defiant little girl named Idabel, who soon offers Joel the love and approval he seeks.

Fueled by a world-weariness that belied Capotes tender age, this novel tempers its themes of waylaid hopes and lost innocence with an appreciation for small pleasures and the colorful language of its time and place.

This new edition, featuring an enlightening Introduction by John Berendt, offers readers a fresh look at Capotes emerging brilliance as a writer of protean power and effortless grace.

From the Hardcover edition.

Review:

"Truman Capote is the most perfect writer of my generation." Norman Mailer

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ISBN:
9780679745648
Author:
Capote, Truman
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Boys
Subject:
Friendship
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Novels and novellas
Subject:
Death
Subject:
Boys -- Southern States -- Fiction.
Subject:
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Subject:
fiction;novel;literature;american;coming of age;truman capote;20th century;american literature;usa;southern;american south;gothic;capote;short stories;gay;death;southern gothic;1940s;family;american fiction;classics;classic;childhood;glbt;queer;alabama;so
Subject:
fiction;novel;literature;american;coming of age;truman capote;20th century;usa;american literature;southern;american south;capote;gothic;gay;american fiction;1940s;short stories;death;southern gothic;family;classic;classics;childhood;glbt;queer;alabama;am
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage International
Series Volume:
no. 8, 12, 16
Publication Date:
19940231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
8 x 5 x 0.6 in 0.48 lb

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