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Summer Crossing - Truman Capote
Summer Crossing
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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... show more
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 Tiffany’s and Capote’s short stories will be thrilled to read Summer Crossing.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780812975932 (0812975936)
ASIN: 812975936
Publisher: Modern Library
Pages no: 142
Edition language: English
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JasonKoivu
JasonKoivu rated it
2.0 Summer Crossing
"You published that mess?! Oh darling no..." is probably what Capote said from his grave about Summer Crossing, a posthumously published early work. This sketch about a confused young girl's misguided love, needs polish, a whole lotta polish. There are lines within a generally beautifully written Su...
Books Read, Not Necessarily Well
Books Read, Not Necessarily Well rated it
3.0 Summer Crossing: A Novel
You likely know already the story behind Summer Crossing's rediscovery and posthumous publication, so I'll skip it, but this novella does show off the talent Capote possessed from a very young age.I haven't read Breakfast at Tiffany's yet, but this is a very different style than the calm of In Cold ...
The Drift Of Things
The Drift Of Things rated it
3.0
Capote never intended for this novel to be published. He meant for it to be thrown out. This confirms my belief that good authors know when a piece of their work is not worthy of publication. I'm giving this 3 stars because it has a lot of that wonderful trademark Capote prose that just bowls me ...
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