Publication Date: 27/10/2022 ISBN: 9780241474426 Category:

A Christmas Memory

Truman Capote

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publication Date: 27/10/2022 ISBN: 9780241474426 Category:
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Tender and bittersweet, these stories by Truman Capote, the author of Breakfast at Tiffany’s,
are a captivating tribute to the Christmas season

‘We set about choosing a tree. “It should be,” muses my friend, “twice as tall as a boy. So a boy can’t steal the star.”‘

Selected from across Truman Capote’s writing life, these Christmas stories range from nostalgic, semi-autobiographical portraits of childhood to more unsettling tales of darkness beneath the festive glitter. In the Deep South of Capote’s youth, a young boy, Buddy, and his beloved maiden ‘aunt’ Sook forage for pecans and whiskey to bake into fruitcakes, make kites – too broke to buy gifts – and rise before dawn to prepare feasts for a ragged assembly of guests; while in other stories, a lonely woman has a troubling encounter in wintry New York and an unlikely festive miracle, of sorts, occurs at a local drugstore.

Brimming with feeling, these sparkling tales convey both the wonder and the chill of Christmas time.

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