When Joel Knox's mother dies, he is sent into the exotic unknown of the Deep South to live with a father he has never seen. But once he gets there, everyone is curiously evasive when Joel asks to see his father. Truman Capote's first novel, "Other Voices, Other Rooms" is a brilliant, searching study of homosexuality set in a shimmering landscape of heat, mystery and decadence.
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At the age of twelve, Joel Knox is summoned to meet the father who abandoned him at birth. But when Joel arrives at the mansion in Skully's Landing, his father is nowhere is sight. What he finds instead is a sullen step-mother who delights in killing birds; an uncle with the face of a debauched child; and a fearsome little girl named Idabel.About the Author:
Truman Capote was born in New Orleans in 1925. He left school at fifteen and subsequently worked for the New Yorker - which provided his first - and last - regular job. He wrote Other Voices, Other Rooms while working on a Louisiana farm in the late 1940s. Truman Capote died in 1984
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