Kelleigh Greenberg-Jephcott

Swan Song
  • Swan Song

  • LONGLISTED FOR THE 2019 WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION

    ‘Scandalous’ DAILY MAIL
    ‘Spellbinding’ SUNDAY EXPRESS
    ‘Sparkling’ GUARDIAN
    ‘Fascinating’ RED
    ‘Remarkable’ WOMAN AND HOME
    ‘Astounding’ EMERALD STREET
    ‘Glamorous’ IRISH TIMES
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    To the outside world, they were the icons of high society — the most glamorous and influential women of their age. To Truman Capote they were his Swans: the ideal heroines, as vulnerable as they were powerful. They trusted him with their most guarded, martini-soaked secrets, each believing she was more special and loved than the next…

    Until he betrayed them.

    ‘Writers write. And one can’t be surprised if they write what they know.’
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    ‘The new Donna Tartt’ VOGUE

    'A dazzlingly assured first novel... This clever book, with the moreish astringency of a negroni, is a perfect summer cocktail.' SUNDAY TIMES

    'A whirlwind of a first novel. There is great pathos in the Swans’ woundings and in their inevitable decline. And the character of Truman himself shimmers through the novel in a wonderful blaze of eccentricity and excess. Outstanding.' ROSE TREMAIN

    'A completely fascinating novel and a marvellously skilful re-imagining of real people, times and places. Outstanding.' WILLIAM BOYD

    'Our generation’s The Secret History' PENDORA

    'Brilliantly written, deeply researched, funny, sharp and moving.' – KATE WILLIAMS, bestselling author of Josephine

    'Brilliantly captures Capote’s acid wit and his dramatic downfall.' THE TIMES, Books of the Year

    'This is a first novel of extraordinary skill, a book of which Capote would have been proud' OBSERVER

    'Greenberg-Jephcott's debut is a devastating read that blurs the lines between vulnerability and narcissism; sex and power... will have you racing breathlessly towards the end' THE POOL

RELEASED 27/06/2019

Kelleigh Greenberg-Jephcott was born and raised in Houston, Texas, before coming to call Los Angeles and London her adopted homes. She is a graduate of UEA’s Creative Writing MA course and was the winner of the Bridport Prize Peggy Chapman-Andrews Award. Swan Song is her first novel.