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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: 9780394563701
ISBN-10: 0394563700
Publication Date: 7/12/1988
Pages: 306
  • Currently 4.8/5 Stars.

4.8 stars, based on 3 ratings
Publisher: Random House
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback, Audio Cassette
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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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