Pete Dexter

Paris Trout

originally published:


We offered this copy of the first edition in our Catalog 35.


  • National Book Award for Fiction(1988)

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bio notes:
born: 07/22/1943
born as: Peter Whittemore Dexter

Michigan-born journalist and novelist known for his National Book Award-winning Paris Trout and other works. He began fiction writing after a 1981 incident in which he was beaten and left partially disabled by a drunken mob of 30 Philadelphians upset by a recent column for a local newspaper.