Paris Trout (novel)

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Paris Trout
AuthorPete Dexter
CountryUnited States
PublisherRandom House

Paris Trout is a 1988 American novel written by Pete Dexter and was the winner of the National Book Award for Fiction.[1][2]

The novel was adapted into a film of the same name.[3]


In a small Georgia town in the 1950s, Paris Trout, a bigoted store owner, kills a young black man's younger sister and wounds his mother when a car deal between them goes wrong.


  1. ^ a b Mason, Deborah (July 24, 1988). "UNEXAMINED LIVES IN COTTON POINT". The New York Times.
  2. ^ "National Book Awards – 1988". National Book Foundation. Retrieved 2012-03-27.
  3. ^ O'Connor, John J. (April 19, 1991). "TV Weekend; The Evil That Can't Be Buried, in 'Paris Trout'". The New York Times.