Other Voices, Other Rooms
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... show more
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 Skully’s 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 Capote’s 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 Capote’s emerging brilliance as a writer of protean power and effortless grace.
Publish date: December 18th 2007
Pages no: 224
Edition language: English
Un filo d’ambiguità serpeggia tra fantasmi da combattere e vincere, amore da trovare e vivere. A Skully's Landing, sospeso in un limbo, tra sogno e realtà, il giovane Joel inizia la sua ricerca, il suo percorso di crescita e rinascita. Pagine belle e intense. Intime e profonde. Però… Ho qualche perp...
I like what I've read so far but I just couldn't concentrate on anything right now. This book deserves better so I'll keep it for future------------i've finished reading it. what a horrible ending
I have no idea what that was about.....
I had just read "In Cold Blood" appreciating it a lot and I was looking for other Truman Capote's books in the huge library of my parents. There I've found this novel.When I've begun "Other Voices, Other Rooms" I was optimistic about it, but I've lost this sensation pretty soon. We're talking about ...