Dexter, Pete God's Pocket

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God's Pocket

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Leon was a child only a mother could love. He made everyone nervous with his stories about the things he had cut with his razor. But when he cut a 69-year-old bricklayer, the old man picked up a pipe and caved the kid's head in. Everyone, except Leon's mother, called it a accident.

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Leon Hubbard was a child only a mother could love. He made everyone nervous with his stories about the things he had cut with his razor. But when he cut Old Lucy, a sixty-nine-year-old bricklayer, the old man picked up a pipe and caved the kid's head in. Everyone called it an accident. Everybody except Leon's mother.

The whole affair might have been forgotten if the local newspaper columnist Richard Shelburn, "the voice of the common man", hadn't decided to resurrect his career by honouring a dead construction worker. The people of God's Pocket soon showed him that sentimentality can be dangerous.

"Rich, well-nigh Dickensian mixture of verisimilitude, real life absurdity, horror and romance."
ROBERT STONE, 'New York Times'

"Stunning .. a darkly humorous, rowdy and terrifying story in which Dexter's sharply observant senses and empathy create human, unforgettable beings."

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