PARIS TROUT by Pete Dexter audiobook

PARIS TROUT

By Pete Dexter
Read by Charles S. Dutton

HarperAudio
2.97 Hours 1
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    ISBN: 9780061287350

A respected white citizen of Cotton Point, Georgia, Paris Trout is a shopkeeper, a money-lender, and a murderer of blacks. And his friends, family and foes do not realize the danger they face in a man who simply will not see his own guilt.

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Summary

Summary

Winner of the National Book Award

A 1988 National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist

A respected white citizen of Cotton Point, Georgia, Paris Trout is a shopkeeper, a money-lender, and a murderer of blacks. And his friends, family and foes do not realize the danger they face in a man who simply will not see his own guilt.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A psychological spellbinder that will take your breath away and probably interfere with your sleep.” Washington Post Book World
“Mr. Dexter’s strongest suit is his exquisite understanding of the finely meshed engines of greed, appetite and self-interest that drive a small town…[His] great accomplishment is to remind us, with lucidity and stinging frankness, the lengths to which we will go to deny our own racism and to reassure ourselves that we are innocent.” New York Times Book Review
“A masterpiece, complex investigating.” Los Angeles Times
“Pete 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
“An expertly crafted and bleakly fascinating tale of social conflict and madness in the deep South.” Publishers Weekly
“Set in Faulkner country…leading up to a horrific and convincing climax…it is free of Faulkner’s convoluted style. The prose is taut, the feeling for time and place exact…There is nothing stereotyped in the way [Dexter] handles his characters…It’s a solid achievement heightened by wit and a flawless ear and eye.” New Statesman & Society
“Compelling? a disturbing and most rewarding novel that seems less to have been written than dictated by the collective unconscious of a shattered town.” USA Today
“With a touch of the mastery that graces the best fiction about the South, Dexter has conjured up characters stroked broadly, voices that ring true—and vignettes crafted in miniature in a way that haunts…This is a reckless novel. A very fine writer knows he has taken large gambles and aimed at the highest level of Southern fiction. He has made a score.” Newsweek

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Author

Author Bio: Pete Dexter

Author Bio: Pete Dexter

Pete Dexter is the author of the National Book Award–winning novel Paris Trout, among others. He has been a columnist for the Philadelphia Daily News and the Sacramento Bee and has contributed to many magazines, including EsquireSports Illustrated, and Playboy. His screenplays include Rush and Mulholland Falls. Born in Michigan, he was raised in Georgia, Illinois, and eastern South Dakota. He now lives on an island off the coast of Washington.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Runtime: 2.97
Audience: Adult
Language: English