• The three short works in this book are chapters of an uncompleted novel by Truman Capote.
• The book's editor, Joseph M. Fox, suggests that the narrator, P.B. Jones is a thinly veiled version of Capote himself.
• The chapters focus on the lives and experiences of individuals, both real and fictional, active in high society of the late 1960s and 1970s.
• Fox claims that it was Capote's intention to echo Marcel Proust's work, REMEMBRANCE OF THINGS PAST, in both style and substance.
• Fox describes Capote's personal history--in particular, the sudden, intoxicating fame resulting from the publication of his work, IN COLD BLOOD, and his gradual descent into drug and alcohol addiction.
• Fox presents three theories about what happened to the rest of the book.
• The first theory is that there is a full manuscript hidden and forgotten somewhere, a circumstance he considers to be quite...
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