Children on Their Birthdays

Children on Their Birthdays

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By (author) Truman Capote

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  • Publisher: PENGUIN CLASSICS
  • Format: Paperback | 96 pages
  • Dimensions: 111mm x 161mm x 7mm | 66g
  • Publication date: 15 February 2011
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 014119586X
  • ISBN 13: 9780141195865
  • Sales rank: 87,046

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'...We were sitting on the porch, tutti-frutti melting on our plates, when suddenly, just as we were wishing that something would happen, something did; for out of the red road dust appeared Miss Bobbit.' Truman Capote's bewitching short stories, many of which were set in the Deep South of his youth, are among his finest works. Perceptive, sensitive and eloquent, filled with brooding atmosphere and gorgeous description, these three stories tell of genteel eccentrics, evocative childhood memories and a malevolent nocturnal meeting. This book includes: "Children on Their Birthdays", "A Christmas Memory", and "A Tree of Night".

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Truman Capote was born in New Orleans in 1925 and was raised in various parts of the South, his family spending winters in New Orleans and summers in Alabama and New Georgia. By the age of fourteen he had already started writing short stories, some of which were published. He left school when he was fifteen and subsequently worked for the New Yorker which provided his first - and last - regular job. He is the author of many highly praised books, including A Tree of Night and Other Stories (1949), The Grass Harp (1951), Breakfast at Tiffany's (1958), In Cold Blood (1965), which immediately became the centre of a storm of controversy on its publication, Music for Chameleons (1980) and Answered Prayers (1986), all of which are published by Penguin. He died in Los Angeles in 1984.