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Answered Prayers: The Unfinished Novel Summary
Truman Capote

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Answered Prayers: The Unfinished Novel Summary

Plot Summary

The three short works in this book are chapters of an uncompleted novel by acclaimed writer Truman Capote. Narrated by what an editor's note suggests is a thinly veiled version of the author himself, the chapters and stories focus on the lives and experiences of individuals, both real-life and fictionalized, that are active in the so-called "high society" of the time. At the core of both the book's narrative and thematic considerations is the experience of loneliness, as well as two of its primary manifestations, which are the exploitation of others and the allure of fame and fortune.

The book opens with an introductory note from its editor who describes the developmental and inspirational circumstances of what Capote originally intended to be a new novel. He comments on how the publication of the author's phenomenally successful book "In Cold Blood" combined with his very active social life and...

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