Truman Capote has only 3 hours and 45 minutes left to live.
Is there time enough for him to create one last epic tale?
To warp and twist and colour the Past, so the death knell Present can be accepted… as one small feminine hand reaches for another?
Near Garden City, Kansas, a young girl walks a lonely stretch of dirt road waiting to meet up with “Him.”
The End, in every sense, is nigh; the clock is ticking…
Beyond the fame and fortune which hit like a tsunami after “In Cold Blood,” when time is no longer on your side, when you are sick, alone and dying, can a Happily Ever After be written for Truman?
Barbara Thompson is a retired public relations liaison and currently a Calgary, Canada-based freelance editor and author of three literary/historical novels; No More Blood – Epilogue to the life of Truman Capote & In Cold Blood, Eighteen Minutes to the Beast – a Nixon Watergate Thriller, and Sessions – Predator vs. Shrink Who will survive?
The overriding theme in Barbara’s work concerns the process of death, whether it be death of an historical icon, an idea or an event, her works cover those final moments when ultimate truth plays the only role. Barbara’s preferred way to tell a tale is through the Non-Fiction Novel approach; whereby iconic people and/or milestone moments in the past are tweaked and warped ever so slightly to reveal an answer to a long-held mystery or a societal question, folding in fictional characters and locales to more colour the story and give it a rich feel and vibrant atmosphere, to better weave the fantasy within the reality.
Barbara’s upcoming historical epic, entitled AIR, tells of six US Navy sailors in 1941 as they try to hold on to life after the USS Oklahoma capsizes in Pearl Harbor. All six, trapped below the sea, find out there can be far worse things in life than death. AIR is due to be released in late 2019.