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The Swans of Fifth Avenue (Large Print / Library Binding)

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"This novel follows Truman Capote's rise in the literary world through the memories of the "Swans", a group of Manhattan women in the 1950s who brought him into high culture that inspired much of his work, including Breakfast at Tiffany's. I like the way the novel is built around these women and their stories. You get a sense of how little they understood about themselves in the face of a society that told them who they were. Capote exploits this and their friendship, divulging their deepest secrets in his fiction and ultimately leading to his own demise, as he becomes obsessed with that world of glitz, glam and high culture. This is the perfect book for anyone who likes a mix of history and fiction." 

— Amy

February 2016 Indie Next List

“Are you interested in the lifestyles of the rich and famous? Arrange your hair and makeup, darlings, and get ready to dish about the dirty little secrets in 1950s high society. Truman Capote collected 'swans' -- rich and glamorous women who floated through life pampered and indulged. This fictionalized account of the meteoric rise and very public fall of Capote, entwined with his deep friendship with Babe Paley and his ultimate betrayal of her and the rest of the swans, will slake your thirst for gossipy, breezy, scandalous details. Take off your wrap, pour a highball, and enjoy!”
— Cindy Pauldine (W), The River's End Bookstore, Oswego, NY


Of all the glamorous stars of New York high society, none blazes brighter than Babe Paley. Her flawless face regularly graces the pages of Vogue, and she is celebrated and adored for her ineffable style and exquisite taste, especially among her friends the alluring socialite swans Slim Keith, C. Z. Guest, Gloria Guinness, and Pamela Churchill. By all appearances, Babe has it all: money, beauty, glamour, jewels, influential friends, a prestigious husband, and gorgeous homes. But beneath this elegantly composed exterior dwells a passionate woman a woman desperately longing for true love and connection.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781628998832
ISBN-10: 1628998830
Large Print: Yes
Publisher: Center Point
Publication Date: March 1st, 2016
Pages: 500
Language: English