New York: Random House, 1948. First edition. Hardcover. 231pp. Octavo [21 cm] Tan cloth over boards. The spine is a hair darkened, and the spine ends are gently bumped. There is a previous owner's name at the head of the front free endpaper. In the dust jacket, featuring a young Truman Capote on the rear panel, with light chipping to the edges. Very good / very good +. Item #58248
Truman Capote's first novel, published when he was merely 23 years old. At the time this was published, he had "written speeches for a third-rate politician, danced on a river boat, made a small fortune painting flowers on glass, read scripts for a film company, studied fortunetelling with the celebrated Mrs. Acey Jones, worked on 'The New Yorker,' and selected anecdotes for a digest magazine."Other Voices, Other Rooms" was met with immediate critical acclaim, and pushed a young Truman into the spotlight. The novel dealt with, among other things, homosexuality and race (scandalous topics at the time). Starosciak 1A.