Paris Trout by Pete Dexter
Paris Trout, an unrepentant racist in 1949 Georgia. a greedy and paranoid shopkeeper who murders the sister of a black man who refuses to repay Trout’s IOU. When Trout is arrested for the crime, he is stunned and enraged, a man of the old south. Lawyer Harry Seagraves arrives to calm the waters in court, but Seagraves is soon caught in crimes of his own, a dangerous and doomed affair with Trout’s wife.
The 1819th greatest fiction book of all time
This book is on the following lists:
- - National Book Award - Fiction (National Book Foundation)