Answered Prayers (2nd Edition) by Truman Capote

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By Truman Capote

Even if Truman Capote's final, unfinished novel deals a devastating crew portrait of the low and high society of his time.
Tracing the occupation of a author of doubtful parentage and omnivorous erotic tastes, replied Prayers careens from a louche bar in Tangiers to a banquette at los angeles Côte Basque, from literary salons to highly-priced whorehouses. It takes in calculating beauties and sadistic husbands besides such real-life helping characters as Colette, the Duchess of Windsor, Montgomery Clift, and Tallulah Bankhead. peculiarly, this malevolently finny publication monitors Capote at his so much relentlessly observant and murderously witty.

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Their recompense for doing so is a new maturity and a deepened sense of self. Clark relates both of her major themes to a third point that has become increasingly predominant in her recent novels—the complex nature of grief. Young widows such as We’ll Meet Again’s Molly Carpenter Lasch, Moonlight Becomes You’s Maggie Holloway, and Before I Say Good-Bye’s Nell MacDermott feature prominently among her recent heroines. Other heroines, including Pretend You Don’t See Her’s Lacey Farrell, also grieve losses that shake their sense of self.

Certainly they contain some vintage tales that compare favorably to her novels for their imaginative and suspenseful plots, their driving pace, and their psychological insight and thus stand on their own merit. Yet they also include 36 Revisiting Mary Higgins Clark stories that fail to ring true, usually because some literary element is underdeveloped. Within the context of unified and coherent collections such as The Lottery Winner and My Gal Sunday, however, even weak stories have an impact, for the collections’ recurrent characters and consistent themes provide the subtext that makes such stories part of the whole and masks their individual deficiencies.

In their themes and concerns, they are, in fact, utterly characteristic. Yet it is clear that whenever Alvirah Meehan appears, the characteristic takes on new life. Perhaps that explains why Clark allowed her to live to sleuth again. The collection’s title story, “The Lottery Winner,” illustrates Clark’s continuing regard for her endearing sleuth as well as her continuing preoccupation with the theme of appearance and reality that is central to Weep No More, My Lady. In this story, Alvirah returns to Cypress Point Spa to investigate quietly and unofficially the disappearance of the Hayward jewels.

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