Swan Song is the tragic story of a literary icon of his age and the beautiful, wealthy, vulnerable women he called his Swans. Over martini-soaked Manhattan lunches, on exclusive yachts sailing the Mediterranean, they gossiped about sex, power, love and fame. They never imagined he would betray them so absolutely. In the autumn of 1975 Truman Capote detonated a literary grenade, forever rupturing the elite circle he’d worked so hard to infiltrate. Nine years after achieving wild success with In Cold Blood, Capote committed an act of professional and social suicide with his most lethal of weapons . . . words.
Kelleigh Greenberg-Jephcot’s dazzling debut is about the line between gossip and slander, self-creation and self-preservation. ‘Outstanding’ William Boyd