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Paris Trout

Dexter, Pete

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ISBN 10: 0394563700 / ISBN 13: 9780394563701
Published by Random House, Westminster, Maryland, U.S.A., 1988
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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0394563700 This hardcover book is square and tight, being a stated first edition. The boards, spine, endpages, and gilt/lettering are all pristine. The pages are clean, having no markings or folds. The dustjacket is bright and AS NEW. Original price is intact. Brodart protected. No remainder mark. Not ex-lib. This novel is the basis of the well known movie, but better. Bookseller Inventory # 000721

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Title: Paris Trout

Publisher: Random House, Westminster, Maryland, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1988

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

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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