"An extraordinary book." --Lauren Groff, author of Florida
An expansive yet intimate story of desire, artistic ambition, and fidelity, set in the glamorous literary and film circles of 1950s Italy
In July of 1953, at a glittering party thrown by Truman Capote in Por ...more
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In the summer of 1953, American writer Tennessee Williams and his lover Frank Merlo attend a wild party in Italy hosted by Truman Capote. It's there that they meet the beautiful aspiring actress Anja Blomgren and their lives change forever.
Tenn and Frank travel Italy with Anja and her mother, as well as writer Jack Horne and his lover Sandro. After hiking to a remote cliff, the ...more
I'm a long-time fan of Tennessee Williams—I feel the need to admit to that up front—and where art and fandom intersect the path forward forks in only two distinct ways. Adoration or revulsion? The stars on this review already indicate which path I took, I know, but I just wanted to first consider the risks taken—those always taken—when reducing the life of a mythic figure to a fictional representation. It ...more
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First I would like to state that I received this book through the Goodreads giveaway in exchange for an honest review. I would like to thank the author for giving me this opportunity and honor in being able to read this book. When I received this book I began reading it at once. The plot flowed along smoothly keeping you turning the pages wanting to read more. It has very well laid out and interesting characters. I really enjoy the authors writing style. It was a very enjoyable book and feel tha ...more