Sunday, November 04, 2012

Unpublished Truman Capote Story Now Published

It'll be in the December issue of Vanity Fair.

From a story in the Los Angeles Times...

In the December issue of Vanity Fair, which hits shelves this week, readers can get a taste of a missing chapter from Truman Capote's famously unfinished novel, "Answered Prayers." In Vanity Fair's table of contents, look for the piece by Capote titled "Yachts and Things."

Capote was at work on "Answered Prayers" for almost 20 years. He signed the contract in 1966, which was postponed, renewed and recalculated for larger and larger advances. It is rumored that he was offered $1 million to finally complete his manuscript -- but he couldn't meet the deadline. Parts of the manuscript that had appeared in Esquire magazine were gathered together after his death in 1984 and published, incomplete, as "Answered Prayers."

"Yachts and Things" was known to be a chapter planned for the book; the six-page story that appears in Vanity Fair was found among Capote's archives at the New York Public Library.

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