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Capote in Kansas by Kim Powers
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Aug 19, 2010

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bookshelves: fiction, sf-fantasy, alternative-histories, read-2010
Read from August 23 to 25, 2010

This seems like a development of fan-fiction, only it's really an alternative history of Harper Lee and Truman Capote with a twilight zoneish twist. It didn't shed too much new light on Capote other than I was not aware of his collaged "snake boxes". Powers attempts to blend them into some possible meaning. It was an enjoyable read and made me want to find out more about Harper Lee.(Nellie).
I might add that if you are not familiar with Capote's life much of it won't make sense.

* library borrow.

So far hauntingly familiar. Have I read this before? or just read enough of Capote for it to be familiar.
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