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In Cold Blood: A True Account of a Multiple Murder and its Consequences

ISBN: 9780141182575

Released: November 1st, 2000

Status: In Print

Publisher: Penguin

In Cold Blood: A True Account of a Multiple Murder and its Consequences

by Capote Truman
Paperback

Controversial and compelling, In Cold Blood reconstructs the murder in 1959 of a Kansas farmer, his wife and both their children. Truman Capote's comprehensive study of the killings and subsequent investigation explores the circumstances surrounding this terrible crime and the effect it had on those involved. At the centre of his study are the amoral young killers Perry Smith and Dick Hickock, who, vividly drawn by Capote, are shown to be reprehensible yet entirely and frighteningly human. The book that made Capote's name, In Cold Blood is a seminal work of modern prose, a remarkable synthesis of journalistic skill and powerfully evocative narrative.
'The American dream turning into the American nightmare... a remarkable book.'
Tony Tanner, Spectator

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