This is the first book I have read by Kelleigh Greenberg-Jephcott and found her writing exquisite. It is an unusual read for me, but I must admit to being completely engrossed in the life of Truman Capote who I knew very little about, apart from his books. The author has spent much time on researching and treated the information with care and consideration.
Swan Song highlights the tragic world in which Truman exists coupled with the luxury of high society. From a deprived upbringing he surrounds himself with beautiful women. He calls them his swans with the story going between. The story goes between his Truman’s perspective and those of the women during different phases of his life.
Gossip and name dropping (Jackie Onassis for one) in abundance, I thoroughly enjoyed the read. I was spell bound with the elaborate decadence and wasn’t surprised that he turned to drugs and alcohol as he became older but not wiser.
Many thanks to NetGalley, Random House, UK, Windmill Books and Kelleigh Greenberg-Jephcott for my ARC in return for my honest review.
Great read – highly recommended