Pete Dexter


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in Pontiac (Michigan), 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: 3.81 · 17,400 ratings · 1,741 reviews · 9 distinct worksSimilar authors
Paris Trout

3.88 avg rating — 6,141 ratings — published 1988 — 28 editions
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Deadwood

4.01 avg rating — 3,272 ratings — published 1986 — 20 editions
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The Paperboy

3.60 avg rating — 3,104 ratings — published 1995 — 40 editions
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Spooner

3.67 avg rating — 2,213 ratings — published 2009 — 19 editions
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Train

3.76 avg rating — 1,126 ratings — published 2000 — 28 editions
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Brotherly Love

3.81 avg rating — 571 ratings — published 1991 — 17 editions
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God's Pocket

3.81 avg rating — 653 ratings — published 1983 — 19 editions
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Mulholland Falls

3.53 avg rating — 36 ratings — published 1996 — 3 editions
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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

“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

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

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