Paris Trout

Pete Dexter’s National Book Award–winning tour de force tells the mesmerizing story of a shocking crime that shatters lives and exposes the hypocrisies of a small Southern town.

Paris Trout

Paris Trout

Pete Dexter’s National Book Award–winning tour de force tells the mesmerizing story of a shocking crime that shatters lives and exposes the hypocrisies of a small Southern town. The time and place: Cotton Point, Georgia, just after World War II. The event: the murder of a fourteen-year-old black girl by a respected white citizen named Paris Trout, who feels he’s done absolutely nothing wrong. As a trial looms, the crime eats away at the social fabric of Cotton Point, through its facade of manners and civility. Trout’s indifference haunts his defense lawyer; his festering paranoia warps his timid, quiet wife; and Trout himself moves closer to madness as he becomes obsessed with his cause—and his vendettas. Praise for Paris Trout “A masterpiece, complex and breathtaking . . . [Pete] Dexter portrays his characters with marvelous sharpness.”—Los Angeles Times “A psychological spellbinder that will take your breath away and probably interfere with your sleep.”—The Washington Post Book World “Dexter’s brilliant understanding of the Deep South has allowed him to capture much of its essence—its bitter class distinctions, its violence, its strangeness—with a fidelity of detail and an ear for speech that I have rarely encountered since Flannery O’Connor.”—William Styron “Dexter’s powerfully emotional novel doesn’t have any brakes. Hang on, because you won’t be able to stop until the finish.”—Chicago Tribune

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Paris Trout
Language: en
Pages: 320
Authors: Pete Dexter
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-11-04 - Publisher: Random House

Pete Dexter’s National Book Award–winning tour de force tells the mesmerizing story of a shocking crime that shatters lives and exposes the hypocrisies of a small Southern town. The time and place: Cotton Point, Georgia, just after World War II. The event: the murder of a fourteen-year-old black girl by
Paris Trout
Language: en
Pages: 306
Authors: Pete Dexter
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 1991 - Publisher: Penguin Group USA

In Cotton Point, Georgia, the murder of a Black girl by a white man, Paris Trout, becomes the catalyst in a tale of obsession, racism, and murder that centers on Trout, an intimidating, unremorseful bully who warps the attitudes of everyone he touches
Dennis Hopper
Language: en
Pages: 152
Authors: Jack Hunter
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 1999 - Publisher: Creation Publishing Group

Dennis Hopper: One of the most talented but controversial actors of recent decades, almost as notorious for his off-screen hell-raising as he is for his roles in such powerful films as his self-directed The Last Movie, David Lynch's Blue Velvet, and Tim Hunter's River's Edge. Jack Hunter has selected his
Cruel and Unusual
Language: en
Pages: 356
Authors: Patricia Cornwell
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 1993-06-10 - Publisher: Simon and Schuster

When the fingerprints of an executed killer are found at a new crime scene, Dr. Kay Scarpetta takes on her most terrifying case yet. By the author of All That Remains. 250,000 first printing. Lit Guild Main.
Kirkus Reviews
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Patricia Cornwell
Categories: American literature
Type: BOOK - Published: 1988 - Publisher:

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