"Feud: Capote vs. the Swans" is a simulated scandal

Truman Capote's "In Cold Blood" published after killers' execution.

"Answered Prayers" exposes secrets of Capote's socialite friends.

"Feud: Capote vs. the Swans" depicts Capote's decline and exile.

Capote initially defied conventions with debut novel.

Capote advises friend Babe Paley against divorce, seeks comfort.

Leamer theorizes Capote drawn to female friends due to style, wealth, woe.

Baitz suggests Capote's loathing rooted in mother's contrast to swans.

Season criticized for lack of plot, actresses' limited opportunities to stand out.

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