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Dexter, Pete 1943-

Works: 96 works in 624 publications in 17 languages and 17,803 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Drama  Detective and mystery fiction  Historical fiction  Film adaptations  Psychological fiction  Domestic fiction  Thrillers (Fiction)  Western fiction  Romance films 
Roles: Author, Author of screenplay, Bibliographic antecedent, Scenarist, Conceptor, Creator, Other, Originator
Classifications: PS3554.E95, 813.54
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Most widely held works about Pete Dexter
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Most widely held works by Pete Dexter
The paperboy by Pete Dexter( Book )

62 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in 10 languages and held by 2,397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Florida, fame-hungry journalists reopen an investigation into the murder of a county sheriff. They fabricate false evidence and save the convicted man from being executed, for which they are awarded the Pulitzer Prize. A look at what some people will do to gain fame. By the author of Paris Trout
Paris Trout by Pete Dexter( Book )

58 editions published between 1988 and 2014 in 11 languages and held by 2,281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The mesmerizing story of a shocking crime that eats away at the social fabric of a small town, exposing the hypocrisies of its ways and shattering the lives of its citizens
Spooner by Pete Dexter( Book )

30 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 1,772 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Losing his father shortly after birth, Warren Spooner endures a troubled childhood and even more troubled young adulthood that is marked by his dishonorably discharged stepfather, whose inexhaustible patience is tested by the difficult Warren. By the National Book Award-winning author of Paris Trout
Deadwood by Pete Dexter( Book )

35 editions published between 1986 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,703 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Deadwood, South Dakota, during the Black Hills gold rush of the 1870s, becomes the setting for this novel populated by Wild Bill Hickok, his sidekick Charley Utter, Calamity Jane, and other famous Old West characters
Train : a novel by Pete Dexter( Book )

45 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 1,602 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Navigating his way between hostile patrons and brutal fellow workers, African American caddy Train finds an ally in a police detective who encourages Train's ambitions and oversees a case involving a boat hijacking and a beautiful widow
Brotherly love by Pete Dexter( Book )

34 editions published between 1991 and 2015 in 9 languages and held by 1,347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After his father's murder during a union power struggle, Peter moves in with his uncle and cousin Michael, and as the boys grow up, their paths diverge, until they are drawn into a deadly round robin of violence and revenge
The paperboy by Lee Daniels( Visual )

40 editions published between 2012 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 1,152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It takes audiences deep into the backwaters of steamy 1960s South Florida, as investigative reporter Ward Jansen and his partner Yardley Acheman chase a sensational, career-making story. With the help of Ward's younger brother Jack and sultry death-row groupie Charlotte Bless, the pair tries to prove violent swamp-dweller Hillary Van Wetter was framed for the murder of a corrupt local sheriff
Train by Pete Dexter( )

15 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 782 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lionel Walk, etter known as Train, is a young black caddy at an elite Los Angeles golf course. There, he navigates between the careless hostility of patrons and the volatile brutality of the other caddies. One day, he finds an unexpected protector: police sergeant Miller Packer, who Train dubs "the Mile-Away Man" for his distant gaze. Packer is investigating a botched and bloody boat hijacking that left a lone survivor: achingly beautiful Norah Still. When the lives of these three people intersect, both violence and tenderness swiftly rise to the surface.--
God's pocket by Pete Dexter( Book )

31 editions published between 1983 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 767 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Young Leon Hubbard was arrogant and near psychotic. So when he was killed on a South Philadelphia construction site, everyone who knew him wanted to bury the bad news with the body. All, that is, except two -- Leon's mother and a local newspaper columnist
Paper trails : true stories of confusion, mindless violence, and forbidden desires, a surprising number of which are not about marriage by Pete Dexter( Book )

9 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 672 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the 1970s and 1980s, before he earned national acclaim for his novels, Pete Dexter was a newspaper columnist. Every week, in a few hundred words, he cut directly to the heart of the American character at a time of national turmoil and crucial change. His columns laid bare the violence, hypocrisy, and desperation he saw on the streets of Philadelphia and in the places he visited across the country. But he reveled, too, in the lighter side of his own life, sharing scenes with the indefatigable Mrs. Dexter, their young daughter, and a series of unforgettable creatures who strayed into their lives. No matter what caught Dexter's eye, it was illuminated by his dark, brilliant humor. Collected here for the first time are 82 of the best of those spellbinding, finely wrought pieces, with a new introduction by the author.--From publisher description
The paperboy by Pete Dexter( Recording )

28 editions published between 1995 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 451 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The sun was rising over Moat County, Florida, when Sheriff Thurmond Call was found on the highway, gutted like an alligator. A local redneck was tried, sentenced, and set to fry. Then Ward James, a 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. Shes armed with explosive evidence and aims to free- and meet- her convicted 'fiance.' With Wards disillusioned younger brother Jack as their driver, they barrel down Floridas 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 backseat to headline news
Michael by Nora Ephron( Visual )

15 editions published between 1996 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Michael, a slightly sinful, cookie-scented archangel has plopped down in Iowa to rekindle a little human faith. The cocky cherub's mission of healing frequently takes a back seat to his delight in such earthly pleasures as dancing, smoking, and drinking, but ultimately his divine duty wins out
Mulholland Falls by Lee Tamahori( Visual )

25 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A rough and vicious group of detectives stumble onto a conspiracy involving the murder of a general and a top secret nuclear program
Spooner by Pete Dexter( Recording )

12 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Warren Spooner is a troubled boy whose father dies shortly after he's born. When his mother marries Calmer Ottosson, a decorated Navy officer fallen from grace, Warren is saved by Calmer's inexhaustible patience. As Warren grows up, the two men forge a bond that will carry them both through the hard times ahead
City of angels by Bradley Silberling( Visual )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

City of angels: Pragmatic heart surgeon Maggie doesn't believe in angels-- until she meets one. That angel is Seth, who can remain a spiritual being and live forever, or he can forsake his immortality on the chance that Maggie might love him
Rush by Lili Fini Zanuck( Visual )

10 editions published between 1991 and 2015 in English and French and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Undercover narcotics officers Jim Raynor and Kristen Cates are partners who become lovers and addicts as they infiltrate the local drug scene in order to bring down a suspected drug lord
Paris Trout by Pete Dexter( Recording )

9 editions published between 1991 and 2007 in English and Swedish and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Cotton Point, Ga., Rosie Sayers, a 14-year-old black girl, was shot dead by Paris Trout, white and respected
Brotherly love by Pete Dexter( Recording )

10 editions published between 1991 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Philadelphia city, 1961, a division of power exists between the Italian mobs and the predominantly Irish labour leaders. When the youngest daughter of union man Charley Flood is accidentally killed by one of the Mafia's cops it is the beginning of a suicidal chain of retaliation
God's pocket by Christina Hendricks( Visual )

6 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Een arbeider wil verbergen dat zijn gestoorde stiefzoon is omgekomen bij een verdacht bouwongeval. Zijn vrouw probeert achter de waarheid te komen, geholpen door een journalist van de lokale krant
God's pocket : a novel by Pete Dexter( Recording )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leon was a child only a mother could love. He made everyone nervous with his stories about the things he had cut with his razor. But when he cut a 69-year-old bricklayer, the old man picked up a pipe and caved the kid's head in. Everyone, except Leon's mother, called it an accident
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
The paperboy
Paris TroutSpoonerDeadwoodTrain : a novelBrotherly loveTrainGod's pocketPaper trails : true stories of confusion, mindless violence, and forbidden desires, a surprising number of which are not about marriageCity of angels
Alternative Names
Dexter , Peter

Dexter Peter 1943-....

Pete Dexter Amerikaans schrijver

Pete Dexter écrivain américain

Pete Dexter scrittore, giornalista e sceneggiatore statunitense

Pete Dexter US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller

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پیت دکستر فیلمنامه‌نویس، ژورنالیست، و نویسنده آمریکایی

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