One hot summer night in 1945, three young writers came together for the first time.
Each member of this pink triangle - Tennessee Williams, Gore Vidal and Truman Capote - was on the dawn of fame.
They remained competitively and defiantly provocative throughout their writing careers.
Initially hailed by critics, each of them would later be attacked for their contributions to literature.
From the night they met emerged betrayals that evolved into the most flamboyant rivalries in literary history, and which have only been revealed in this extraordinary book.