Paris Trout: A Novel

Paris Trout: A Novel


Pete Dexter’s nationwide booklet Award–winning travel de strength tells the captivating tale of a surprising crime that shatters lives and exposes the hypocrisies of a small Southern town.
 
The time and position: Cotton element, Georgia, simply after global battle II. the development: the homicide of a fourteen-year-old black woman by way of a revered white citizen named Paris Trout, who feels he’s performed totally not anything incorrect. As an ordeal looms, the crime eats away on the social textile of Cotton aspect, via its facade of manners and civility. Trout’s indifference haunts his safeguard attorney; his festering paranoia warps his timid, quiet spouse; and Trout himself strikes towards insanity as he turns into enthusiastic about his cause—and his vendettas.
 
Praise for Paris Trout
 
“A masterpiece, complicated and breathtaking . . . [Pete] Dexter portrays his characters with brilliant sharpness.”Los Angeles Times
 
“A mental spellbinder that might take your breath away and possibly intrude along with your sleep.”The Washington submit ebook World
 
“Dexter’s impressive knowing of the Deep South has allowed him to catch a lot of its essence—its sour category differences, its violence, its strangeness—with a constancy of aspect and an ear for speech that i've got not often encountered on account that Flannery O’Connor.”—William Styron
 
“Dexter’s powerfully emotional novel doesn’t have any brakes. dangle on, since you won’t manage to cease till the finish.”Chicago Tribune

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