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Train: A Novel by  Pete Dexter - Hardcover - from More Than Words Inc. (SKU: WAL-F-6h-000482)

Train: A Novel

Train: A Novel by  Pete Dexter - Hardcover - from More Than Words Inc. (SKU: WAL-F-6h-000482)
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Train: A Novel

by Dexter, Pete

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9780385505918
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Doubleday. Used - Very Good. All orders guaranteed and ship within 24 hours. Your purchase supports More Than Words, a nonprofit job train program for youth, empowering youth to take charge of their lives by taking charge of a business.

Synopsis

Los Angeles, 1953. Lionel Walk is a young black caddy at Brookline, the oldest, most exclusive country club in the city, where he is known by the nickname "Train." A troubled, keenly intelligent kid with no particular interest in his own prodigious talent for the game, he keeps his head down and his mouth shut as he navigates his way between the careless hostility of his "totes" and the explosive brutality of the other caddies.Miller Packard, a sergeant with the San Diego police department, first appears on the boy's horizon as a distracted gambler, bored with ordinary risks. Train names him the "Mile-Away Man" as they walk off the first tee, and even months later, when they have become partners of a sort and are winning high-stakes matches against golf hustlers all over the country, the Mile-Away Man is a puzzle to Train, remote and intimate, impulsive and thoughtful, often all at the same time.Packard is also a puzzle to Norah Still, the beautiful lone survivor of a terrifying yacht hijacking, who is both aroused and repulsed by his violent and detached manner at the crime scene. Packard himself feels no such ambiguity. He is unequivocally drawn to Norah -- and perhaps to what has happened to her -- and an odd, volatile triangle takes shape, Packard pulling the other two relentlessly into deeper water, away from what is safe. With his trademark economy of style, Dexter brings these characters to life in their most reckless, vulnerable moments, stripping away words and manners until all that is left is the basic human pulse.From the Hardcover edition.

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More Than Words Inc. US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
WAL-F-6h-000482
Title
Train: A Novel
Author
Dexter, Pete
Book condition
Used - Very Good
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 10
0385505914
ISBN 13
9780385505918
Publisher
Doubleday
Place of Publication
New York
This edition first published
October 7, 2003

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More Than Words empowers youth who are in foster care, court-involved, homeless or out of school to take charge of their lives by taking charge of a business. MTW believes that when system-involved youth are challenged with authentic and increasing responsibilities in a business setting, and are given high expectations and a culture of support, they can and will address personal barriers to success, create concrete action plans for their lives, and become contributing members of society. More Than Words began as an online bookselling training program for youth in DCF custody in 2004 and opened its vibrant bookstore on Moody St in Waltham in 2005 and added its Starbucks coffee bar in 2008. MTW replicated its model in the South End of Boston in 2011, thereby doubling the number of youth served annually.
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