Pete Dexter is the author of the National Book Award-winning novel Paris Trout as well as Spooner, Paper Trails, God's Pocket, Deadwood, Brotherly Love, and Train. He has been a columnist for the Philadelphia Daily News and the Sacramento Bee, and has contributed to many magazines, including Esquire, Sports Illustrated, and Playboy. His screenplays include Rush and Mulholland Falls. Dexter was born in Michigan and raised in Georgia, Illinois, and eastern South Dakota. He lives on an island off the coast of Washington.
"A masterpiece, complex and breathtaking . . . [Pete] Dexter portrays his characters with marvelous sharpness."--Los Angeles Times
"A psychological spellbinder that will take your breath away and probably interfere with your sleep."--The Washington Post Book World "Dexter's brilliant understanding of the Deep South has allowed him to capture much of its essence--its bitter class distinctions, its violence, its strangeness--with a fidelity of detail and an ear for speech that I have rarely encountered since Flannery O'Connor."--William Styron "Dexter's powerfully emotional novel doesn't have any brakes. Hang on, because you won't be able to stop until the finish."--Chicago Tribune