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In Cold Blood



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1 1965-00-00 Random House  

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Full Title: "In Cold Blood A True Account of a Multiple Murder and its Consequences". "Until one morning in mid November of 1959, few Americans in fact, few Kansans had ever heard of Holcomb. Like the waters of the river, like the motorists on the highway, and like the yellow trains streaking down the Santa Fe tracks, drama, in the shape of exceptional happenings, had never stopped there." If all Truman Capote did was invent a new genre journalism written with the language and structure of literature this "nonfiction novel" about the brutal slaying of the Clutter family by two would be robbers would be remembered as a trail blazing experiment that has influenced countless writers. But Capote achieved more than that. He wrote a true masterpiece of creative nonfiction. The images of this tale continue to resonate in our minds: 16 year old Nancy Clutter teaching a friend how to bake a cherry pie, Dick Hickock"s black "49 Chevrolet sedan, Perry Smith"s Gibson guitar and his dreams of gold in a tropical paradise the blood on the walls and the final "thud snap" of the rope broken necks.

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