Trade Ed. Random House Audio 2005
CD ISBN 0739332716 $22.95 Three CDs
DD ISBN 0739332724 $11.48
Library Ed. Books on Tape 2006
CS ISBN 1415929394 $24.00 Two cassettes
CD ISBN 1415929408 $28.00 Three CDs
This manuscript, hand-written when Capote was just 19, surfaced at auction in 2004. As one would expect, it provides insight into the young writer just beginning his career. A fine package and disc photography beautifully establish the story's late 1940s' ambience, and Cassandra Campbell's reading intensifies the listening experience. An upper-class young woman is on her own in her family's Fifth Avenue penthouse while her parents and sister summer abroad. Bored and lonely, she develops a turbulent relationship with a Brooklyn WWII veteran clearly outside her social circle and religion. Although the story is repetitious and has a somewhat confused plot, Capote's promising writing and Campbell's sensitive narration make this a valuable listening experience. L.C. © AudioFile 2006, Portland, Maine [Published: JUN/ JUL 06]
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