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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.

Review:

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

Product Details

ISBN:
9780679643227
Introduction:
Berendt, John
Publisher:
Modern Library
Introduction by:
Berendt, John
Introduction:
Berendt, John
Author:
Berendt, John
Author:
Capote, Truman
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Boys
Subject:
Friendship
Subject:
Death
Subject:
Southern states
Subject:
Mothers
Subject:
Stepmothers
Subject:
Bildungsromans
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Stories (single author)
Edition Number:
Modern Library ed.
Edition Description:
Modern Library
Series Volume:
E 642
Publication Date:
20040921
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
7.46x5.18x.69 in. .58 lbs.

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Fiction and Poetry » Literature » A to Z
Religion » Comparative Religion » General

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