A Christmas Memory

A Christmas Memory

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Paperback Published on: 27/10/2022
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Synopsis

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.

  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • ISBN: 9780241474426
  • Number of pages: 112
  • Weight: 89g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 6 mm

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