For years the celebrity set waited nervously for the publication of Answered Prayers. For years the public eagerly awaited its revelations. Truman Capote did not live to finish his projected masterpiece. But what he left us more than justifies all the hopes and fears it aroused.
The narrator is P.B Jones, a bisexual hustler with X-ray eyes and a X-rated tongue. The heroine is Kate McCloud, the most beautiful and desired woman in the jet-set world. Between them they see, do, and tell–everything.
By Umberto Eco
Nineteenth-century Europe abounds with conspiracy both ghastly and mysterious. Jesuits plot against Freemasons. Italian priests are strangled with their own intestines. French criminals plan bombings by day and celebrate black masses by night. every nation has its own secret service, perpetrating forgeries, plots, and massacres. But what if, behind all this conspiracies, lies just one man?