The Swans of Fifth Avenue - Chapters 5 - 9 Summary & Analysis

Melanie Benjamin
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After his novel Other Voices, Other Rooms had been out for several years, Truman began to hear whispers that he could only write about his own life. The criticism stung Truman and prompted him to write the celebrated Breakfast at Tiffany’s.

Jack, Truman's lover, wanted to decline the Paleys' invitation to join them at Kiluna Farm for the weekend. He believed Truman was wasting his time with these wealthy, spoiled people. As they fell asleep in each other’s arms, Truman reflected on his current success. He desired more than anything to be accepted—to belong. Meanwhile, on Fifth Avenue, Babe was holding herself stiff in bed. Bill had rejected the “wallflower,” but had a “roving eye” for everyone else. Babe had accepted she could never be anyone but Babe, cool and calm, with perfect makeup and clothes, perfect manners and grace...

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