Breakfast at Tiffany's (Capote)

Breakfast at Tiffany's 
Truman Capote, 1950
Knopf Doubleday
178 pp.
ISBN-13: 9780679745655 

The novella tells the story of a one-year (autumn 1943 to autumn 1944) friendship between Holiday Golightly and an unnamed narrator. Both tenants in a brownstone apartment in Manhattan's Upper East Side. Holly Golightly, a country girl turned New York cafe society girl, makes her living coaxing dollars off of rich, older gentlemen. The narrator, who lives in the flat above her, is an aspiring writer.

Golightly enjoys stunning people with carefully selected tidbits from her personal life and outspoken views on various topics. She slowly reveals herself to the narrator becomes fascinated by her curious lifestyle.

In the end, however, Golightly fears that she will never know what is really hers until after she has thrown it away; she subsequently abandons her friend and comfortable lifestyle to seek her ever elusive goal of finding both riches and a place to call home. (From Wikipedia.)

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