Truman Capote – ‘Master Misery’ 1967

Truman Capote – the first sentence from the short story  ‘Master Misery’ 1967. From the compilation “A Tree of Night and other stories” Penguin, 1967.

“HER HIGH HEELS, clacking across the marble foyer, made her think of ice cubes rattling in a glass, and the flowers, those autumn chrysanthemums in the urn at the entrance, if touched they would shatter, splinter, she was sure, into frozen dust; yet the house was warm, even somewhat overheated, but cold, and Sylvia shivered, but cold, like the snowy swollen wastes of the secretary’s face: Miss Mozart, who dressed all in  white, as though she were a nurse.”

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