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Paris Trout
Paris Trout
Author: Pete Dexter
Winner of the National Book Award, Paris Trout is the mesmerizing story of a shocking crime that eats away at the fabric of a small Southern town, exposing its hypocrises and shattering the lives of its citizens. — The crime is the murder of a 14-year-old black girl, and the killer is Paris Trout, a respected white citizen of Cotton Point, Georgi...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780140122060
ISBN-10: 0140122060
Publication Date: 8/1/1989
Pages: 306
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.

3.8 stars, based on 52 ratings
Publisher: Penguin Books
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette
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Helpful Score: 3
Thoroughly engrossing - if often unpleasant - tale of racial bigotry and oppression in the U.S. Perhaps that makes it sound more academic than it is. It's a fictional tale of one of the most believable villains I've read in some time. I read it cover to cover in long sitting - I needed to know how it all ended!

I recommend it highly. If you're the type who throws a book in anger periodically across the room, I would suggest moving breakable items out of your line of fire before beginning.
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excellent- like a mash up of Harper Lee and Stephen King
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This is a very well written book about an incredibly unpleasant, well-nigh evil man. Great reading, unpleasant (at best) reading material.

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