Publication Date: 27/06/2019 ISBN: 9781786090188 Category:

Swan Song

Kelleigh Greenberg-Jephcott

Publisher: Cornerstone
Publication Date: 27/06/2019 ISBN: 9781786090188 Category:
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WINNER OF THE McKITTERICK PRIZE
LONGLISTED FOR THE 2019 WOMEN’S PRIZE FOR FICTION
SHORTLISTED FOR THE GOLDSBORO BOOKS GLASS BELL AWARD

‘Sparkling’ GUARDIAN
‘Fascinating’ RED
‘Remarkable’ WOMAN AND HOME
‘Astounding’ EMERALD STREET
‘Glamorous’ IRISH TIMES
‘Scandalous’ DAILY MAIL
‘Spellbinding’ SUNDAY EXPRESS
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To the outside world, they were the icons of high society – the most glamorous and influential women of their age. To Truman Capote they were his Swans: the ideal heroines, as vulnerable as they were powerful. They trusted him with their most guarded, martini-soaked secrets, each believing she was more special and loved than the next…

Until he betrayed them.

‘Writers write. And one can’t be surprised if they write what they know.’
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‘The new Donna Tartt’ VOGUE

‘A dazzlingly assured first novel… This clever book, with the moreish astringency of a negroni, is a perfect summer cocktail.’ SUNDAY TIMES

‘A whirlwind of a first novel. There is great pathos in the Swans’ woundings and in their inevitable decline. And the character of Truman himself shimmers through the novel in a wonderful blaze of eccentricity and excess. Outstanding.’ ROSE TREMAIN

‘A completely fascinating novel and a marvellously skilful re-imagining of real people, times and places. Outstanding.’ WILLIAM BOYD

‘Our generation’s The Secret History’ PENDORA

‘Brilliantly written, deeply researched, funny, sharp and moving.’ – KATE WILLIAMS, bestselling author of Josephine

‘Brilliantly captures Capote’s acid wit and his dramatic downfall.’ THE TIMES, Books of the Year

‘This is a first novel of extraordinary skill, a book of which Capote would have been proud’ OBSERVER

‘Greenberg-Jephcott’s debut is a devastating read that blurs the lines between vulnerability and narcissism; sex and power… will have you racing breathlessly towards the end’ THE POOL

Publisher Review

If a writer is going to craft a novel from well-known events, they might as well do it with brio, which this has in spades... A skilled and sparking debut -- Suzi Feay * Guardian * This is a first novel of extraordinary skill, a book of which Capote would have been proud -- Alex Preston * The Observer * A completely fascinating novel and a marvellously skillful re-imagining of real people, times and places. Outstanding. -- William Boyd A dazzlingly assured first novel... This clever book, with the moreish astringency of a negroni, is a perfect summer cocktail * The Sunday Times * A sparkling debut vividly captures the high society women who punished Capote for his indiscreet reporting * The Guardian * Since reading the totally, totally beautiful Swan Song, I have two new hobbies. Googling photos of Barbara Paley and watching videos of the Camel Walk. -- Dolly Alderton Gorgeous... That glittering world - all Dom Perignon, Sobranies, Quaalude and Chanel - is recreated with a lovely eye for detail -- Robbie Millen * The Times * As deliciously gossipy as it is wretched, and Greenberg-Jephcott's unique rendering of Capote's squealing drawl of a voice is unforgettable. -- Frankie McCoy * Evening Standard BOOKS OF THE YEAR * Brilliantly captures Capote's acid wit and his dramatic downfall. * The Times BOOKS OF THE YEAR * A rich, sharp, sting of a book. It made me laugh and grimace and pity monsters. I'm still smiling about it -- Stu Turton, bestselling author of THE SEVEN DEATHS OF EVELYN HARDCASTLE

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