Capote Manuscript Found

A manuscript of an early novel byTruman Capote was found recently and is now being auctioned.

The first draft of “Summer Crossing” the story of a 17-year-old girl who has been left in New York while her parents spend the summer in Europe was at the bottom of a box of Capote manuscripts and photos that was consigned by a relative of Capote’s former house sitter.

The sitter had been hired to look after Capote’s Brooklyn apartment while he was in Switzerland writing In Cold Blood. After the book’s publication, Capote simply abandoned his possessions in Brooklyn, and the lucky sitter inherited the box.