Spooner by Pete Dexter audiobook

Spooner

By Pete Dexter
Read by Tom Stechschulte

Recorded Books, Inc.
14.77 Hours 1
Format : Digital Download (In Stock)
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National Book Award-winning author Pete Dexter excels at writing eccentric characters and comical, yet touching, prose. In Spooner, Dexter weaves the tale of Warren Spooner, a troubled boy whose father dies shortly after he's born. When his mother marries Calmer Ottosson, a decorated Navy officer fallen from grace, Warren is saved by Calmer's inexhaustible patience. As Warren grows up, the two men forge a bond that will carry them both through the hard times ahead.

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Summary

Summary

Selected for the September 2009 Indie Next List

A 2009 ALA Notable Book Finalist for Fiction

National Book Award-winning author Pete Dexter excels at writing eccentric characters and comical, yet touching, prose. In Spooner, Dexter weaves the tale of Warren Spooner, a troubled boy whose father dies shortly after he's born. When his mother marries Calmer Ottosson, a decorated Navy officer fallen from grace, Warren is saved by Calmer's inexhaustible patience. As Warren grows up, the two men forge a bond that will carry them both through the hard times ahead.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Genuinely touching…Dexter’s journalistic eye for tellingly instructive detail, particularly as it evokes character, still is second to none.” Los Angeles Times
“The novel’s premise—that life is one big vale of tears and that writing about it wittily and exuberantly is the best one can do…pays off in spades for Dexter and his tragically conflicted alter ego.” Publishers Weekly

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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, CD
Runtime: 14.77
Audience: Adult
Language: English