On their way, and never coming back—without regret, as far as [Perry] was concerned, because he was leaving nothing behind, and no one who might deeply wonder into what thin air he'd spiraled. The same could not be said of Dick. There were those Dick claimed to love: three sons, a mother, a father, a brother […] (2.97)
Pretty strong statement about Perry's utter isolation in life. No one would even know if he totally disappeared. Does Capote's statement about the family Dick "claimed" to love suggest that he thought Dick incapable of love, even for his family? Dick's stints in prison sure didn't give him much "quality time" with his kids. Capote hardly even mentions Dick spending any time whatsoever with his sons.