Episode 636: Capote's Women: A True Story of Love, Betrayal, and a Swan Song for an Era

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Episode 636: Capote's Women: A True Story of Love, Betrayal, and a Swan Song for an Era

Episode 636: Capote's Women: A True Story of Love, Betrayal, and a Swan Song for an Era

Bestselling biographer Laurence Leamer delves into the years following the acclaimed publication of Breakfast at Tiffany’s in 1958 and In Cold Blood in 1966, when Capote struggled with a crippling case of writer’s block. While en­joying all the fruits of his success, he was struck with an idea for what he was sure would be his most celebrated novel…one based on the re­markable, racy lives of his very, very rich friends. For years, Capote attempted to write An­swered Prayers, what he believed would have been his magnum opus. But when he eventually published a few chapters in Esquire, the thinly fictionalized lives (and scandals) of his closest fe­male confidantes were laid bare for all to see, and he was banished from their high-society world forever. Laurence Leamer re-creates the lives of these fascinating swans, their friendships with Capote and one another, and the doomed quest to write what could have been one of the greatest novels of the twentieth century. Buy the book: https://www.wellingtonsquarebooks.com/book/9780593328088

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