The paperboy by pete dexter 1995, hardcover for sale. I was reminded of this when i read pete dexters book. Gods pocket, deadwood, brotherly love, the paperboy, and train. Heute lebt er als freier schriftsteller im bundesstaat washington. The paperboy by pete dexter 1996, paperback for sale. Jack, the younger, has just been expelled from the university of florida after being dropped from his swimming scholarship. Deadwood by pete dexter unlike the tv series of the same name, this is a sadly underrated story about the men of the old west tom cox. 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. Pete dexters observations, his detailed descriptions, his sense of place and time, and his pacing of the story made this book a remarkable readand his keen sense of humour was icing on the cake. Pete dexter writes books about people you dont really want to know racists, violent men, drunks, people who are depressed to the point of dragging you down with them but he gets his hooks in you on page one and never lets go. I think she bought it before the movie came out and read it on one of her trips to visit me. The paperboy is a 1995 novel published by american author pete dexter. He has been a columnist for the philadelphia daily news and the sacramento bee, and.
Over the years, pete dexters hardedged novels have been widely praised for both the riveting stories they tell and the sparkling clarity of the sentences with which they are told. Peter dexter was born in 1943 in pontiac, michigan, usa. Like pete dexters muchadmired novel paris trout 1988, the paperboy is set in a small southern town. I picked this book to take to thailand because it is small and light enough to. The cast features zac efron, matthew mcconaughey, nicole kidman, john cusack, david oyelowo, scott glenn and macy gray all playing against type in unusual roles for each actor. Find all the books, read about the author, and more. Pete dexter books list of books by author pete dexter. He is a writer, known for the paperboy 2012, michael 1996 and paris trout 1991. Pete dexter s observations, his detailed descriptions, his sense of place and time, and his pacing of the story made this book a remarkable readand his keen sense of humour was icing on the cake. Pete dexter born july 22, 1943 is an american novelist. The paperboy by pete dexter on a cold winter morning four years later, early in 1969in the same year my brother would blossom as a journalisti lost my. He has been a columnist for the philadelphia daily news and the sacramento bee, more about pete dexter. The paperboy is a 2012 american drama film cowritten and directed by lee daniels and based on pete dexters 1995 novel of the same name.
Pete dexter is the author of the national book awardwinning novel paris trout, among others. The paperboy tells the story of two brothers from the apparently fictional moat county, florida. The paperboy by pete dexter meet your next favorite book. It has been said of pete dexter that what deepens and darkens his writing so that art is the precise. Based on the novel the paperboy by pete dexter, but dexter is partly responsible nonetheless, having adapted the screenplay with daniels from. Pete dexter is the author of the national book awardwinning novel paris trout and five other novels. His 1988 bestselling novel, paris trout, won the national book award. The sun was rising over moat county, florida, when sheriff thurmond call was found on the highway, gutted like an alligator.
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. The paperboy by pete dexter 328 pages, dell publishing, new york. He has worked as a reporter and a columnist in florida and philadelphia and still writes a weekly syndicated column in sacramento, california. It follows miami reporter ward jansen who returns to his hometown in florida to investigate a racial murder case involving a death row inmate. A local redneck was tried, sentenced, and set to fry. From booklist a national book awardwinning novelist whose last tale was set among mobsters in philadelphia brotherly love, 1991 here proves his ability to shift to. Florida, when sheriff thurmond call was found on the highway, gutted like an alligator. His new movie, the paperboy, is a brash florida noir set in the 1960s and adapted from the 1995 novel by pete dexter.
Its a tale that will not be to everyones taste its not for the squeamish, but i found even the most unlikeable characters and events well drawn. Its also the story of why pete dexter writes, and of why he couldnt stop writing this particular book. Librarything is a cataloging and social networking site for booklovers. Since winning the national book award in 1988 for paris trout, dexter brotherly love, 1991, etc. About ten years apart in age, theyre also quite different people. National book award in 1988 for his novel paris trout. A site dedicated to book lovers providing a forum to discover and share commentary about the books and authors they enjoy. I picked up the paperboy after reading about pete dexters most recent novel, spooner, on. Three and a half stars out of five an allstar cast highlights this bizarre dramatic thriller based on the book of the same name by pete dexter. The paperboy by pete dexter overdrive rakuten overdrive. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders.
Buy a cheap copy of the paperboy book by pete dexter. In 1996, the new york times hailed his novel paperboy as eerie and beautiful. He hasnt quite done it here, but this tale of a newspapermans son and his coming to terms with both his gruff father and his more successful journalist brother is absorbing. Author interview pete dexter, author of train bookpage. Working from the wellreceived 1995 novel by pete dexter deadwood, paris trout, daniels and dexter have stuck closely to the book s storyline in. Pete dexter is the author of the national book awardwinning novel paris trout as well as spooner, paper trails, gods pocket, deadwood, brotherly love, and train.1202 1642 851 614 706 1153 1029 1177 638 1282 1189 586 1369 298 170 806 377 1627 1422 315 613 65 927 115 1475 1645 1108 1493 556 1583 99 147 67 253 1332 493 372 995 797 525 1208 942 1285 631