Paris Trout

A Novel
Product Number: EB00424814
Released: Nov 04, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9780812987393
Publisher: Random House
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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

Author(s): Pete Dexter
Original Publish Date: Nov 04, 2014

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