Summer Crossing (Penguin Classics)

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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 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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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.

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This manuscript, hand-written when Capote was just 19, surfaced at auction in 2004. As one would expect, it provides insight into the young writer just beginning his career. A fine package and disc photography beautifully establish the story's late 1940s' ambience, and Cassandra Campbell's reading intensifies the listening experience. An upper-class young woman is on her own in her family's Fifth Avenue penthouse while her parents and sister summer abroad. Bored and lonely, she develops a turbulent relationship with a Brooklyn WWII veteran clearly outside her social circle and religion. Although the story is repetitious and has a somewhat confused plot, Capote's promising writing and Campbell's sensitive narration make this a valuable listening experience. L.C. © AudioFile 2006, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine

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