When Kurt Vonnegut Met Norman Mailer in Cape Cod’s Legendary “Helltown”

From a story on crimereads.com by Casey Sherman headlined “When Kurt Vonnegut Met Norman Mailer in Cape Cod’s Legendary ‘Helltown'”:

“Helltown. The nickname fits this place perfectly,” said Norman Mailer as he peered out at Long Point and the Provincetown harbor from the third-­floor study of his home at the east end of Commercial Street. Sitting at his desk, he also had a pristine view of the Pilgrim Monument, the 252-­foot granite tower looming like a colossal sentry in the distance.

To Mailer, the town in July was “as colorful as St. Tropez on Saturday morning and as dirty as Coney Island come Sunday night.”