Capote in Kansas: A Ghost Story

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Da Capo Press, Sep 23, 2008 - Fiction - 256 pages
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From the author of the bestselling memoir, The History of Swimming, comes a novel about Truman Capote, Harper Lee, and the ghosts of the Clutters, the Kansas farm family murdered fifty years ago, in cold blood. Kim Powers imagines the truths Capote and Lee uncovered in Kansas and kept hidden for years; the rumors and revelations that followed the success of To Kill a Mockingbird, which estranged the former friends; and the confessions Capote makes in his final months that ultimately reunite them.

The ghosts of the Clutters also appear, seeking resolution and revenge. What secrets from that tragic night do the family members confess? With Capote in Kansas, Kim Powers looks at one of the greatest literary mysteries of the twentieth century and creates a haunting tale of what might have been.

 

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In his exceptional first novel, Emmy and Peabody Award winner Powers presents us with Truman Capote in the last year of his life. Addled by drugs and alcohol and despairing the wreck his shining life ... Read full review

Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
17
Section 3
23
Section 4
31
Section 5
41
Section 6
65
Section 7
73
Section 8
89
Section 11
127
Section 12
139
Section 13
151
Section 14
181
Section 15
189
Section 16
201
Section 17
215
Section 18
252

Section 9
95
Section 10
113

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Kim Powers is an Emmy- and Peabody- Award-winning writer who has worked on ABC's Good Morning America and Primetime. He lives in New York City.

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