The Paperboy (Movie Tie-in Edition)

The Paperboy (Movie Tie-in Edition)

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by Pete Dexter
     
 

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Now a major motion picture directed by Lee Daniels starring Matthew McConaughey, Zac Efron, David Oyelowo, and Macy Gray, with John Cusack and Nicole Kidman
 
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
 
“An eerie and beautiful novel . . . Its secrets continue to reveal themselves long after the book has

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Now a major motion picture directed by Lee Daniels starring Matthew McConaughey, Zac Efron, David Oyelowo, and Macy Gray, with John Cusack and Nicole Kidman
 
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
 
“An eerie and beautiful novel . . . Its secrets continue to reveal themselves long after the book has been finished.”—The New York Times Book Review
 
The sun is rising over Moat County, Florida, when Sheriff Thurmond Call is found on the highway, gutted like an alligator. A local redneck is tried, sentenced, and set to fry. Then Ward James, hotshot investigative reporter for the Miami Times, returns to his rural hometown with a death row femme fatale who promises him the story of the decade. She’s armed with explosive evidence, aiming to free—and meet—her convicted “fiancé.” With Ward’s disillusioned younger brother Jack as their driver, they barrel down Florida’s back roads and seamy places in search of The Story, racing flat out into a shocking head-on collision between character and fate as truth takes a back seat to headline news.
 
“Dexter is a writer who cuts to the bone. There is not a spare word in this searing tale. . . . A bravura performance by one of America’s most original and elegiac voices.”—People
 
“Hip, hard-boiled and filled with memorable eccentrics . . . The Paperboy burns with the phosphorescent atmosphere of betrayal.”—Time
 
“A wise and fascinating tale well told.”—Entertainment Weekly

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From the Publisher
“An eerie and beautiful novel . . . Its secrets continue to reveal themselves long after the book has been finished.”—The New York Times Book Review
 
“Dexter is a writer who cuts to the bone. There is not a spare word in this searing tale. . . . A bravura performance by one of America’s most original and elegiac voices.”—People
 
“Hip, hard-boiled and filled with memorable eccentrics . . . The Paperboy burns with the phosphorescent atmosphere of betrayal.”—Time
 
“A wise and fascinating tale well told.”—Entertainment Weekly

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780345542212
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
09/25/2012
Edition description:
Movie Tie-in
Pages:
336
Sales rank:
610,656
Product dimensions:
5.36(w) x 7.84(h) x 0.72(d)

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From the Publisher
“An eerie and beautiful novel . . . Its secrets continue to reveal themselves long after the book has been finished.”—The New York Times Book Review
 
“Dexter is a writer who cuts to the bone. There is not a spare word in this searing tale. . . . A bravura performance by one of America’s most original and elegiac voices.”—People
 
“Hip, hard-boiled and filled with memorable eccentrics . . . The Paperboy burns with the phosphorescent atmosphere of betrayal.”—Time
 
“A wise and fascinating tale well told.”—Entertainment Weekly

Meet the Author

Pete Dexter is the author of the National Book Award–winning novel Paris Trout as well as Spooner, Paper Trails, God’s Pocket, Deadwood, Brotherly Love, 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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Paperboy 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Like the other Peter Dexter books the characters would in the real world or should in the real world be in serious long term therapy. Dexter makes them fascinating and aggravating. His powers of observation and narrative are fascinating and keeps me riveted to find out whats going on in the book and how he tells it; in a measured pace that is similar to getting to know characters in real life, bit by bit, and completely compelling.
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Britt_IA More than 1 year ago
If not for the word, "bizarre", I wouldn't know what else to call it. I finished it because I was engaged in the beginning, but soon lost touch with the addition of complex characters and lack of character building. I admit, I'm interested to see how the movie translates.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I absolutely loved this book. I was sucked in to it, by the very first page. It is a must read.
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