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    DescriptionAlthough Truman Capote's last, unfinished novel offers a devastating group portrait of the high and low society of his time. Tracing the career of a writer of uncertain parentage and omnivorous erotic tastes, "Answered Prayers "careens from a louche bar in Tangiers to a banquette at La Cote Basque, from literary salons to high-priced whorehouses. It takes in calculating beauties and sadistic husbands along with such real-life supporting characters as Colette, the Duchess of Windsor, Montgomery Clift, and Tallulah Bankhead. Above all, this malevolently finny book displays Capote at his most relentlessly observant and murderously witty.


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    Title
    Answered Prayers
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Truman Capote
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 176
    Width: 131 mm
    Height: 208 mm
    Thickness: 14 mm
    Weight: 213 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780679751823
    ISBN 10: 0679751823
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T General Subject: 360
    B&T Book Type: FI
    DC22: FIC
    Libri: ENGM1010
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 11110
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 78
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    LC subject heading: ,
    Libri: AMER3710
    Ingram Subject Code: FC
    DC22: 813/.54
    LC subject heading: , ,
    BISAC V2.8: FIC019000
    LC classification: PS3505.A59 A83 1994
    Edition statement
    Reissue
    Publisher
    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
    Imprint name
    Vintage Books
    Publication date
    01 April 1994
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY
    Review quote
    "A gift from an unbridled genius. Exciting...irresistible...should be cherished as top-flight work from a master." -- Los Angeles Times Book Review Although Truman Capote's last novel was unfinished at the time of his death, its surviving portions offer a devastating group portrait of the high and low society of his time. As it follows the career of a writer of uncertain parentage and omnivorous erotic tastes, Answered Prayers careens from a louche bar in Tangiers to a banquette at La Cote Basque, from literary salons to high-priced whorehouses. It takes in calculating beauties and sadistic husbands along with such real-life supporting characters as Colette, the Duchess of Windsor, Montgomery Clift, and Tallulah Bankhead. Above all, this malevolently funny book displays Capote at his most relentlessly observant and murderously witty. "Prose that makes the heart sing and the narrative fly... inspired." -- The New York Times Book Review
    Back cover copy
    As it follows the career of a writer of uncertain parentage and omnivorous erotic tastes, Answered Prayers careens from a louche bar in Tangiers to a banquette at La Cote Basque, from literary salons to highpriced whorehouses. It takes in calculating beauties and sadistic husbands along with such real-life supporting characters as Colette, the Duchess of Windsor, Montgomery Clift, and Tallulah Bankhead. Above all, this malevolently funny book displays Capote at his most relentlessly observant and murderously witty.