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Swan Song: Longlisted for the Women's Prize for Fiction 2019
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Swan Song: Longlisted for the Women's Prize for Fiction 2019 (Paperback)

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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

Fiction & PoetryModern & contemporary fiction post c 1945 Publisher: Cornerstone Publication Date: 27/06/2019 ISBN-13: 9781786090188  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Kelleigh Greenberg-Jephcott was born and raised in Houston, Texas, before coming to call Los Angeles and London her adopted homes. She is a graduate of UEA's Creative Writing MA course and was the winner of the Bridport Prize Peggy Chapman-Andrews Award. Swan Song, her first novel, was longlisted for the Women's Prize for Fiction 2019, won the McKitterick Prize and was shortlisted for the Goldsboro Books Glass Bell Award.

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I can’t say that I knew too much about Truman Capote, the man, before picking up Swan Song (in truth, him and Jay Gatsby are one and the same in my somewhat confused head, despite the absurdity of such a thing) and I certainly didn’t know he had a coterie of women friends affectionately known as his swans. Kelleigh Greenberg-Jephcott has enlightened and entertained me on these matters and I’m mighty glad she has. Capote is an almost tragic figure, desperate to belong and be lauded and adored. To this end, he was prepared to sacrifice his entire group of friends, their companionship and devotion to him not enough to prevent him using their most private lives as fodder for one last shot at literary glory. This is the story of those women, that betrayal and the man driven to value fame above friendship. It’s heady stuff, best enjoyed somewhere warm with a reviving glass of something stiff.

Sarah, Web Team

Charing Cross Rd Bookshop - 20/09/2019

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