Synopses & Reviews
Thought to be lost for over 50 years, here is the first novel by one of the greatest American writers of the 20th century.
Set in New York during the summer of 1945, this is the story of a young carefree socialite, Grady, who must make serious decisions about the romance she is dangerously pursuing and the effect it will have on everyone involved.
Fans of Breakfast at Tiffanys and Capotes short stories will be thrilled to read Summer Crossing.
"Capote is most consistently successful when simplistically specific, with moments of offhand, cast-off insight....Even if that clarity of style is only occasionally evident in Summer Crossing
, the novel still offers a worthwhile chance to catch a glimpse of what it was like when full of hot blood Truman Capote began to write." Stephen Abell, the Times Literary Supplement
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About the Author
Truman Capote was a native of New Orleans, where he was born on September 30, 1924. His first novel, Other Voices, Other Rooms
, was an international literary success when first published in 1948, and accorded the author a prominent place among the writers of America's postwar generation. He sustained this position subsequently with short-story collections (A Tree of Night
, among others), novels and novellas (The Grass Harp
and Breakfast at Tiffany's
), some of the best travel writing of our time (Local Color
), profiles and reportage that appeared originally in The New Yorker
(The Duke in His Domain
and The Muses Are Heard
), a true-crime masterpiece (In Cold Blood
), several short memiors about his childhood in the South (A Christmas Memory, The Thanksgiving Visitor, and One Christmas
), two plays (The Grass Harp
and House of Flowers
and two films (Beat the devil
and The Innocents
Mr. Capote twice won the O.Henry Memorial Short Story Prize and was a member of the National Institute of Arts and Letters. He died in August 1984, shortly before his sixtieth birthday.