Paris Trout by Pete Dexter

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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.

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The 1171st greatest fiction book of all time

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  1. - National Book Award - Fiction (National Book Foundation)

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