- Theory of Short Fiction (Critical Survey of Short Fiction, Second Revised Edition)
- Truman Capote (Cyclopedia of World Authors, Fourth Revised Edition)
- Truman Capote (Dictionary of World Biography: The 20th Century)
- Truman Capote (Critical Survey of Long Fiction, Fourth Edition)
- Truman Capote (Critical Survey of Short Fiction, Second Revised Edition)
At a glance:
- Author: Truman Capote
- First Published: 1948
- Type of Plot: Fantasy
- Time of Work: The 1940’s
- Setting: Alabama
- Characters: Miss Lily Jane Bobbit, Billy Bob, Preacher Star, Rosalba Cat
- Genres: Short fiction, Fantasy
- Subjects: Girls, Dreams, Accidents, Death or dying, Ambition
- Locales: United States, Alabama, North America
Late one summer afternoon, an unusual-looking young girl, Miss Lily Jane Bobbit, arrives with her mother in a small, unidentified town in Alabama. The bus on which they arrive, the narrator of the story states in the opening lines, is the same one that will run over Miss Bobbit a year later as she prepares to move on, in pursuit of her dream of Hollywood stardom. Why she has chosen to settle briefly in this southern town is never revealed, and very little information about her earlier experiences is given. As for her family, her father is in a penitentiary in...
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