Hard Cover. New York: Random House, 1948. First Edition. Very Good / Dust Jacket Included.
First edition, first printing of Capote's first novel. Near fine with only some spotting to the upper edges, minor wear to the extremities and a tiny chip at corner of upper spine. Published when he was only twenty-three years old, Other Voices, Other Rooms is Truman Capote's first novel, which was met with some anticipation after the author's 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 has recently moved from his mother's home New Orleans to a small Southern town to be raised by relatives, not unlike Capote, who moved from New Orleans to Monroeville, Alabama, at a young age 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.