Hard Cover. New York: Random House, 1948. First Edition. Near Fine / Dust Jacket Included.
First edition, first printing of Capote's first novel. About near fine with some minor fading to cloth; in an attractive dust jacket, with only a touch of wear to the spine ends, and a few minor spots to the rear panel, else near fine. Published when he was only twenty-three years old, Other Voices, Other Rooms is Truman Capote's first novel. It was met with anticipation after his previously published short stories drew attention to his burgeoning skill as a promising writer. A semi-autobiographical novel, Other Voices, Other Rooms tells the story of thirteen-year-old Joel Knox, who had recently moved from New Orleans to be raised by relatives (not unlike Capote, who moved from New Orleans to Monroeville, Alabama after his parents' divorce). Joel meets a strange cast of characters, many of whom bear resemblance to Capote's family members, and befriends a young tomboy, who is reminiscent of the author's longtime friend Harper Lee. As with many of Capote's novels, Other Voices, Other Rooms draws its appeal from the skillful writing, captivating characters, and Capote's signature ability to blend the highly relatable and the eerily mysterious into a thrilling text.