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Tracing the career of a writer of uncertain parentage and omnivorous erotic tastes, Answered Prayers careens from a louche bar in Tangiers to a banquette at La Cote Basque, from literary salons to high-priced whorehouses. It takes in calculating beauties and sadistic husbands along with such real-life supporting characters as Colette, the Duchess of Windsor, Montgomery Clift, and Tallulah Bankhead. Above all, this malevolently funny book displays Capote at his most relentlessly observant and murderously witty.

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Tracing the career of a writer of uncertain parentage and omnivorous erotic tastes, Answered Prayers careens from a louche bar in Tangiers to a banquette at La Cote Basque; from literary salons to high-priced whorehouses. It takes in calculating beauties and sadistic husbands along with such real-life supporting characters as Colette, the Duchess of Windsor, Montgomery Clift, and Tallulah Bankhead. Above all, this malevolently funny book displays Capote as relentlessly observant and murderously witty.

"A Proustian revelation of life among the rich and famous . . . Capote has produced a unique verbal music." --Newsweek.

"A gift from an unbridled genius. Exciting . . . irresistable . . . Should be cherished as top-flight work from a master." --Los Angeles Times Book Review.

"Prose that makes the heart sing and the narrative fly . . . Inspired." --The New York Times Book Review.

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ISBN 9780679751823
EAN 9780679751823
Publisher Vintage Books
Publish Date Jan 1, 1987
Copyright Date Jan 1, 1987
Binding Paperback
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