Paris Trout is a white storekeeper and moneylender in the sleepy little town of Cotton Point, Georgia. One hot summer day in the 1950s he breaks the law with devastating results and the small town gets involved deeper and deeper into violence and madness. By the author of "Brotherly Love".
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'Paris Trout' is a white storekeeper and moneylender in the sleepy little town of Cotton Point, Georgia. He is also an implacable bigot. A long time ago he studied law, but he is no respecter of it. One hot summer’s day he invokes his own law, with devastating results.
Some of the townspeople think Paris Trout a hero for what he did: others that the law should make him pay.
‘A grim and fascinating novel filled with wonderfully comic touches, by a writer whose brilliant understanding of the Deep South has allowed him to capture much of its essence – its bitter class distinctions, its violence, its strangeness… A fine and engrossing work’
‘Reaches out and grabs the reader by the throat’
KATE SAUNDERS, 'Sunday Times'
‘Written with a quiet, almost forensic calm, full of foreboding detail, subtly registered, and with few of the baroque set-pieces normally associated with ‘Southern’ literature’
BRIAN MORTON, 'The Times'
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Book Description Penguin Books, 1989. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: A respected white citizen of Cotton Point, Georgia, Paris Trout is a shopkeeper, a money-lender, and a murderer of blacks. And his friends, family and foes do not realize the danger they face in a man who simply will not see his own guilt.#Penguin. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0140122060
Book Description Penguin Books, 1989. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0140122060
Book Description Penguin Books, 1989. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110140122060