Pete Dexter


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in Pontiac, The United States
July 22, 1943

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Pete Dexter is the author of the National Book Award-winning novel Paris Trout and five other novels: God's Pocket, Deadwood, Brotherly Love, The Paperboy, and Train. 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. His screenplays include Rush and Mulholland Falls. Dexter was born in Michigan and raised in Georgia, Illinois, and eastern South Dakota. He lives on an island off the coast of Washington.

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Average rating: 3.8 · 15,744 ratings · 1,583 reviews · 9 distinct worksSimilar authors
Paris Trout

3.87 avg rating — 5,649 ratings — published 1988 — 9 editions
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Deadwood

really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 2,742 ratings — published 1986 — 17 editions
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The Paperboy

3.58 avg rating — 2,798 ratings — published 1995 — 4 editions
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Spooner

3.65 avg rating — 2,117 ratings — published 2009 — 4 editions
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Train

3.73 avg rating — 1,049 ratings — published 2000 — 9 editions
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Brotherly Love

3.82 avg rating — 514 ratings — published 1991 — 17 editions
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God's Pocket

3.81 avg rating — 572 ratings — published 1983 — 18 editions
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Paper Trails: True Stories ...

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3.96 avg rating — 299 ratings — published 2007 — 10 editions
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Mulholland Falls

3.54 avg rating — 35 ratings — published 1996 — 3 editions
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Paperboy

it was amazing 5.00 avg rating — 1 rating
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“I was tired in ways that had nothing to do with sleep. It occurred to me, sitting in the car with her, that I had been trying to hold too many things together that were meant to fall apart.”
Pete Dexter, The Paperboy

“Nothing looks more foolish than tradition to those who have none.”
Pete Dexter, The Paperboy

“In the beginning the stories were long and colored, but as he grew old and his eyes clouded, the stories were told in only a few words, and she came to understand that all the colors had fallen away from him, leaving only the moments. A woman who performed tricks in the air, an animal pulling a boat under water, dead children who spoke in bones. A man who loved bottles.”
Pete Dexter, Deadwood

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