Capote in Kansas: A Ghost Story

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Da Capo Press, 2008 - Comics & Graphic Novels - 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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User Review  - BookConcierge - LibraryThing

This is a weird "ghost story" about Nelle Harper Lee and Truman Capote, and the break-up of their friendship. It's really quite sad and pitiful, and I actually got teary at the end. But I'm not sure who I would recommend it to; in fact I haven't recommended it to anyone. Read full review

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User Review  - seasonsoflove - LibraryThing

Capote in Kansas by Kim Powers A fantastical and heartbreaking tale, Capote in Kansas imagines the minds and lives of Truman Capote and Harper Lee in the later years of their lives, after their ... Read full review

Contents

Chapter One
1
Chapter Two
17
Chapter Three
23
Chapter Four
31
Chapter Five
41
Chapter Six
65
Chapter Seven
73
Chapter Eight
89
Chapter Eleven
127
Chapter Twelve
139
Chapter Thirteen
151
Chapter Fourteen
181
Chapter Fi fteen
189
Chapter Sixteen
201
Chapter Seventeen
215
Authors Note
252

Chapter Nine
95
Chapter Ten
113

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About the author (2008)

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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