One of the few times he caught their interest was during their divorce with each of them fighting for custody as a way to hurt the other.Capote finally did get to live with his mother full time in 1932, but this reunion did not turn out as he had hoped.
Capote's story in fiction editor Mary Louise Aswell.
The publication ran another dark and eerie story by Capote, "A Tree of Light" in its October 1945.
Lillie Mae—now calling herself Nina—could easily be cruel or kind to Truman, and he never knew what to expect from her.
She often picked on him for his effeminate ways, and for not being like other boys.
His parents were an odd pair—a small-town girl named Lillie Mae and a charming schemer called Arch—and they largely neglected their son, often leaving him in the care of others.
Capote spent much of his young life in the care of his mother's relatives in Monroeville, Alabama.
In addition to befriending Davis, Capote became close to his assistant Rita Smith, the sister of famous southern author Carson Mc Cullers.
She later introduced the two, and Capote and Mc Cullers were friends for a time.
While he had fun with his friends, Capote also had to struggle with his nightmarish family life.
Seeing little of his mother and his father over the years, he often wrestled with feeling abandoned by them.
Over time, Capote developed a group of friends who would often go over to his house to smoke, drink, and dance in his room.