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PARIS TROUT.

Dexter, Pete.

ISBN 10: 0002234246 / ISBN 13: 9780002234245
Published by NY: RANDOM HOUSE. 1988, 1988
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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Cloth. First Edition. Near fine in a fine dj. (Hint of faint foxing at edges) National Book Award winner. (B). Bookseller Inventory # 17545

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Title: PARIS TROUT.

Publisher: NY: RANDOM HOUSE. 1988

Publication Date: 1988

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Edition: First Edition.

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Synopsis:

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.#Penguin.

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In this novel of social drama, a casual murder in the small Georgia town of Cotton Point just after World War II and the resulting court case cleave open the ugly divisions of race and class. The man accused of shooting a black girl, a storekeeper named Paris Trout, has no great feeling of guilt, nor fear that the system will fail to work his way. Trout becomes an embarrassment to the polite white society that prefers to hold itself high above such primitive prejudice. But the trial does not allow any hiding from the stark reality of social and racial tensions. Dexter, a former newspaper columnist, is also the author of Deadwood and God's Pocket. Paris Trout won the 1988 National Book Award.

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