Paris Trout (novel)

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Paris Trout
Author Pete Dexter
Country United States
Language English
Genre Fiction
Published 1988
Publisher Random House
Pages 306[1]

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.