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Truman Capote - Summer Crossing

Truman Capote - Summer Crossing

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"Summer Crossing" is a novel written by Truman Capote, though it remained unpublished during his lifetime. The manuscript for the novel was thought to be lost for many years but was eventually discovered in Capote's papers. It was published posthumously in 2005, more than 20 years after Capote's death.

The novel is set in New York City during the summer of 1945 and tells the story of Grady McNeil, a young and wealthy socialite. Grady decides to stay in the city rather than accompany her family on their European vacation. She becomes involved in a passionate and ill-fated affair with a parking lot attendant named Clyde Manzer.

"Summer Crossing" explores themes of youth, privilege, rebellion, and the consequences of impulsive decisions. It offers a vivid portrait of New York City in the mid-1940s and delves into the complexities of Grady's life and emotions.

While "Summer Crossing" is not as well-known as some of Truman Capote's other works, it provides insight into his early writing and storytelling style. It's a coming-of-age tale that captures the spirit of a particular time and place, offering readers a glimpse into the world of the Manhattan elite during the summer months.
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