Truman Capote

Title: Summer Crossing

Author: Truman Capote

Type: Fiction

Page Count/Review Word Count: 154

Rating: 4*/5


Truman Capote - Summer Crossing

Truman Capote – Summer Crossing


This book is interesting because while it was Capote’s first ever novel, it wasn’t actually published until after his death when the manuscript was discovered and sent to auction. It’s described as “the lost novel that inspired Breakfast at Tiffany’s” and that’s a pretty accurate description. There are a lot of similarities between the main character here and Holly Golightly, but Grady McNeil also stands herself as a great invention.

The plot here isn’t really important, because it’s more of a character study and an investigation of what it meant to make your “debut” in society as a young woman. The best part of it is really the dialogue, and that’s just because Capote was always so good at writing it. I enjoyed this one quite a lot for what it was – it’s pretty good!


Truman Capote

Truman Capote


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