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e-Book Paris Trout (movie tie-in) download

e-Book Paris Trout (movie tie-in) download

by Pete Dexter

ISBN: 0140156852
ISBN13: 978-0140156850
Language: English
Publisher: Penguin Books; Media Tie In edition (April 1, 1991)
Pages: 320
Category: Genre Fiction
Subategory: Literature

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Pete Dexter is the author of the National Book Award–winning novel Paris Trout as well as Spooner, Paper Trails, God’s Pocket, Deadwood, Brotherly Love, and Train.

Pete Dexter is the author of the National Book Award–winning novel Paris Trout as well as Spooner, Paper Trails, God’s Pocket, Deadwood, Brotherly Love, and Train. He has been a columnist for the Philadelphia Daily News and the Sacramento Bee, and has contributed to many magazines, including Esquire, Sports Illustrated, and Playboy. His screenplays include Rush and Mulholland Falls. Dexter was born in Michigan and raised in Georgia, Illinois, and eastern South Dakota. He lives on an island off the coast of Washington.

Dexter was born in Michigan and raised in Georgia, Illinois, and eastern South Dakota. My intro to Pete Dexter was the movie The paperboy, wh/inspired me to read the book. The writing and the stories are pretty raw (Paris Trout), but strike of familiarity (I'm from the South) and authenticity. Not for Sunday School (haha, not by a long shot), not for the squeamish. But if you want what sounds, to me at least, like the raw truth, check him out, books and movies.

The book starts with Paris Trout, a white businessman, murdering a 14 year old African American girl. As the novel progresses Pete Dexter manages to completely vilify Paris Trout. He claims he was perfectly within his rights to do so because someone else in the house owed him a debt. He becomes a caricature of a man, pure evil, and there are constant hints throughout the novel that people think there is something "not right" with him. Though none of them are disturbed enough to do anything more about it other than give him a wide berth.

Dexter portrays his characters with marvelous sharpness. Pete Dexter is the author of the National Book Award–winning novel Paris Trout as well as Spooner, Paper Trails, God’s Pocket, Deadwood, Brotherly Love, and Train. Los Angeles Times A psychological spellbinder that will take your breath away and probably interfere with your sleep.

Pete Dexter (born July 22, 1943) is an American novelist. National Book Award in 1988 for his novel Paris Trout. Dexter was born in Pontiac, Michigan. His father died when Dexter was four; and he and his mother moved to Milledgeville, Georgia, where she married a college Physics professor. He earned his undergraduate degree in 1969 from the University of South Dakota, which awarded him an honorary Doctor of Letters and Literature in 2010.

In Train, National Book Award-winning Pete Dexter creates a startling . In this striking debut from the author of the National Book Award winner Paris Trout, Pete Dexter chronicles a murder and its consequences in the fictional blue-collar Philadelphia neighborhood of God's Pocket.

In Train, National Book Award-winning Pete Dexter creates a startling, irresistibly readable book that crackles with suspense and the live-wire voices of its characters. Leon Hubbard makes other men nervous, talking to himself or anyone who will listen about the things he's cut with his straight razor.

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Paris Trout is a vile Southern bigot. He owns a store and is a loanshark. He often sues people, and so his lawyer, Harry Seagraves, eventually meets Paris' wife Hannah. A former schoolteacher, she made the mistake of her life when she married Paris, who brutalizes her. Soon Paris goes beyond the overgenerous bounds of what a man in his position can get away with even in the segregated South, leading to a spiral of perverse insanity. Written by Reid Gagle.

IN THE SPRING of that year an epidemic of rabies broke out in Ether County, Georgia

IN THE SPRING of that year an epidemic of rabies broke out in Ether County, Georgia. The disease was carried principally by foxes and was reported first by farmers, who, in the months of April and May, shot more than seventy of the animals and turned them in to the county health officer in Cotton Point. The heads were removed, wrapped in plastic, and sent to the state health department in Atlanta, where eleven were found to be rabid.

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
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Jarortr
Been a fan of Dexter since his days as columnist for the Philadelphia Daily News where both his writing and drinking bouts were legendary (lousy fighter but he had the good sense to do a a lot of his drinking with his buddy the boxer/kickbox champion Randall "Tex" Cobb). I read a number of Dexter's good books including Deadwood and God's Pocket (the latter being a disappointing movie despite Phillip Seymour Hoffman) but I believe this was by far his best effort, being a chilling psychological portrait of the title namesake (almost presciently a mashup of the perpetrators of more recent heavily reported acts of violence) as well as Southern character studies up there with Flannery O'Connor. A really good read.

Marr
My brother recommended this book to me and I'm glad he did. Some may fault this book saying it is derivative, but I loved it.

The story is harsh but written in a way that fully transported me. The characters were great and all immensely flawed. Paris Trout is a horrible character that is described with exceptional clarity.

I cannot recommend this more. Full 5 stars

Shezokha
Paris Trout runs a general store in Cottonwood Point, GA. He's a racist but, more than that, he's violently paranoid and increasingly obsessed with his own fingernail clippings and urine. When a young black man buys a car from him on credit, supposedly purchasing insurance with it, and gets into an accident, Trout won't repair the car and won't let him off the hook for payments, telling him he didn't buy that kind of insurance. This leads to blood, but the victims are female members of the young man's family. Trout feels entirely justified in his actions and more than a few townspeople see things his way -- after all, a man has a right to collect his debts.

The novel follows Harry Seagraves, the best lawyer in town, as he prepares Trout's defense and during the trial and its aftermath. Seagraves takes a particular (not entirely professional) interest in Trout's wife, who is rather horrifically abused by Trout. Other notable characters include a young lawyer, Carl Bonner, the youngest Eagle Scout in Cottonwood Point's history, who tries to help Trout's wife; and Bonner's wife, who is frustrated that her husband has become such a stick-in-the-mud.

The dark humor in this novel alternates with a chilling depiction of southern racism and Trout's madness, and the characters are unforgettable. This isn't a simple-minded examination of contrived racism as some of the reviews at this site might suggest. The complex relationship between Trout and the townspeople -- they don't want to be associated with racism that's quite so overt, yet they don't want to upset such a wealthy and powerful (not to mention violent) citizen -- is deftly portrayed. Except for the clearly innocent victims, nobody gets off easily as Dexter examines the town's dynamic. This is a chilling and powerful work by a careful, evocative writer.

Wishamac
When I lived in CA I took the Sacramento Bee newspaper and read Pete Dexter so when this book was advertised on Amazon, I bought it. This is a great story about a man, Paris Trout, who kills a young black girl but doesn't think he did anything wrong. Mr Dexter divides the story into each character, which makes a very interesting read. Each character tells a story from his perspective. Paris Trout is not a nice man. And some of the people in the town are not nice either. But, Mr Dexter writes a great story about a difficult subject. I highly recommend this book. I am going to see what other books Mr Dexter has written.

Ustamya
My intro to Pete Dexter was the movie The paperboy, wh/inspired me to read the book. The writing and the stories are pretty raw (Paris Trout), but strike of familiarity (I'm from the South) and authenticity.

I personally think his writing almost borders on genius, but it's very subjective, both his style and the stories he tells.

Not for Sunday School (haha, not by a long shot), not for the squeamish. But if you want what sounds, to me at least, like the raw truth, check him out, books and movies.

Def recommend

Pringles
Paris Trout grew up a well-to-do white man in the deeply segregated South of the ?1950's, where whites did not really quite consider blacks to be human, although they were happy enough to profit from them. Women, similarly, suffered under the casual cruelty of the man. An uncomfortable book; one worth reading.

Fenrikree
I can do dark, but if I do, I expect a lesson or reward. Climbing into darkness isn't what I want unless it shows me something valuable. I didn't find that here.

Dexter writes a very compelling story about a really awful person. While Paris is simply terrible, the rest of the cast of characters are flawed but very human. It's a diverse supporting cast but the dialogue captures them perfectly. A crime and its aftermath are at the center of the story, and there is a trial, this is by no means your typical crime novel. It's a character study at the highest level of complexity and a brutal statement about society. Money and commerce bring power, while prejudice, sexism, hatred, anger and cruelty of the powerful are tolerated. Efforts of goodness by imperfect people are overwhelmed in this vortex. Written in s matter of fact reportorial fashion, Dexter captures each voice and tells it like it is in a novel that is hard to put down.

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