Other Voices, Other Rooms by Truman Capote

Other Voices, Other Rooms by Truman Capote


After the death of his mother, thirteen-year-old Joel Knox is summoned to live with a father he has never met in a vast decaying mansion in rural Alabama, its baroque splendour now faded and tarnished, its old slave-bell lain rusting in over-grown gardens. But when he arrives , his father is nowhere to be seen and Joel is greeted instead by his prim, sullen new stepmother Miss Amy and his debauched Cousin Randolph - living like spirits in the fragile decadence of a house full of secrets. 


First published in 1948 this, Truman Capote's very first novel, is a story of hallucinatory power, vividly conjuring up the Gothic landscape of the Deep South and a boy's first glimpse into a mysterious adult world. Famously contains the character Idabel, based on the real life To Kill a Mockingbird author Harper Lee, of whom Capote was a childhood friend. 


Introduced by John Berend. 

  • Details

    Imprint: Penguin

    Publication Date: 27 May 2004

    ISBN: 9780141187655

    Pages: 192

    Format: Paperback

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