Lionel Walk, better known as Train, is a young black caddy at an elite Los Angeles golf course, where he comes to know a police detective he calls 'The Mile-Away Man'. Keeping his head down, he navigates his way between the careless brutality of the other caddies. Norah Still is unwillingly at the center of the criminal investigation, as the only survivor of an attempted boat hijacking gone violently wrong. Sergeant Miller Packard - Train's 'Mile-Away Man' - is in charge of the case and, as he quietly manages the crime scene, he finds himself drawn to the beautiful window. Miller's interest in Norah and Train soon moves beyond his professional obligations. He tries to shield Norah from the events on the boat, fighting her need to hold on to the past. He becomes a kind of manager as Train competes as a golfer on a lucrative underground gambling circuit. Miller's oddly personal concern binds the three of them together in an uneasy triangle. Pete Dexter's remarkable new novel brings to life the most violent and tender impulses of his characters as they struggle to come to terms with the difference between a gift and a passion, between their abilities and their desires.
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'Terrific' -- Time Out
'grim, but utterly gripping' -- The Economist
‘Chilling… The writing is haunting. The characters are memorable… Vivid…' -- USA Today
‘Dexter’s characters - vividly-rendered and idiosyncratically-voiced - are so heartbreaking they penetrate like bullets.’ -- Esquire
‘Train is a sinister gem’ -- Wall Street Journal
‘Utterly gripping… A superbly written book.' -- The Economist
‘The best new novel I read this year… Pete Dexter, a writer who can make me feel sick to the pit of my stomach using prose so pitch-perfect I immediately want to go back to the top of the page and be horrified all over again.' Mark Haddon in the Daily Telegraph ‘Books of the Year’
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Book Description Random House, 2004. Book Condition: New. Open Market Ed. N/A. Ships from the UK. BRAND NEW. Bookseller Inventory # GRP70632919
Book Description Arrow Books Ltd, 2004. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0099469316