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Dexter, Pete 1943-

Overview
Works: 68 works in 504 publications in 16 languages and 18,749 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Drama  Psychological fiction  Film adaptations  Comedy films  Western stories  Dark comedy films  Crime films  Domestic fiction  Romantic comedy films 
Roles: Author, Author of screenplay, Bibliographic antecedent, Scenarist, Conceptor, Other, Creator, Originator
Classifications: PS3554.E95, 813.54
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The paperboy by Pete Dexter( Book )

56 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in 9 languages and held by 2,423 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 )

52 editions published between 1988 and 2014 in 10 languages and held by 2,400 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 )

23 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,836 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
Train : a novel by Pete Dexter( Book )

41 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 1,777 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
Deadwood by Pete Dexter( Book )

29 editions published between 1986 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,707 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
Brotherly love by Pete Dexter( Book )

34 editions published between 1991 and 2015 in 9 languages and held by 1,454 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 )

25 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,082 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( )

12 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in English and held by 861 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 )

30 editions published between 1983 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 761 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 the local columnist for the common man
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 687 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 )

22 editions published between 1995 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 413 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
Mulholland Falls by Lee Tamahori( Visual )

23 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 373 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
Michael by Nora Ephron( Visual )

10 editions published between 1996 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 350 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
Spooner by Pete Dexter( Recording )

11 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 310 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 / Michael / Turner Pictures presents an Alphaville production ; a Nora Ephron film ; story by Pete Dexter & Jim Quinlan ; screenplay by Nora Ephron & Delia Ephron and Pete Dexter & Jim Quinlan ; produced by Sean Daniel, Nora Ephron, James Jacks ; directed by Nora Ephron( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Michael: Two reporters from a Chicago-based tabloid, along with an "angel expert," are asked to travel to rural Iowa to investigate a claim from an old woman that she shares her motel with a real, live angel named Michael
Rush by Lili Fini Zanuck( Visual )

9 editions published between 1991 and 2012 in English and French and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An anti-social ex-marine agrees to bring heroin back to the States from Saigon during the Vietnam War and deliver it to an apartment in Oakland and discovers that he, his friend and his wife have been set up
Paris Trout by Pete Dexter( Recording )

5 editions published between 1991 and 2007 in English and Swedish and held by 102 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
The paperboy by Pete Dexter( Recording )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brothers are joined in the journalistic investigation of a man awaiting execution for the murder of a Florida sheriff
Brotherly love by Pete Dexter( Recording )

6 editions published between 1991 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A gripping narrative of fratricidal betrayal by the National Book Award-winning author of Paris Trout
God's pocket( Visual )

6 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 45 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
 
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The paperboy
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

Пит Декстер

پیت دکستر فیلمنامه‌نویس، ژورنالیست، و نویسنده آمریکایی

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デクスター, ピート

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Paris TroutSpoonerTrain : a novelDeadwoodBrotherly loveTrainGod's pocketPaper trails : true stories of confusion, mindless violence, and forbidden desires, a surprising number of which are not about marriage