Title: Summer Crossing
Author: Truman Capote
Page Count/Review Word Count: 154
This book is interesting because while it was Capote’s first ever novel, it wasn’t actually published until after his death when the manuscript was discovered and sent to auction. It’s described as “the lost novel that inspired Breakfast at Tiffany’s” and that’s a pretty accurate description. There are a lot of similarities between the main character here and Holly Golightly, but Grady McNeil also stands herself as a great invention.
The plot here isn’t really important, because it’s more of a character study and an investigation of what it meant to make your “debut” in society as a young woman. The best part of it is really the dialogue, and that’s just because Capote was always so good at writing it. I enjoyed this one quite a lot for what it was – it’s pretty good!