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Train: A Novel by  Pete Dexter - Hardcover - 2003-10-07 - from Once Upon a Time Books (SKU: mon0001662775)

Train: A Novel

Train: A Novel by  Pete Dexter - Hardcover - 2003-10-07 - from Once Upon a Time Books (SKU: mon0001662775)
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Train: A Novel

by Dexter, Pete

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  • hardcover
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ISBN 10
0385505914
ISBN 13
9780385505918
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Doubleday, 2003-10-07. Hardcover. Good. 1.1000 in x 9.4000 in x 6.0000 in. This is a used book in good condition and may show some signs of use or wear .

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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Details

Bookseller
Once Upon a Time Books US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
mon0001662775
Title
Train: A Novel
Author
Dexter, Pete
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Good
Quantity available
1
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 10
0385505914
ISBN 13
9780385505918
Publisher
Doubleday
Place of Publication
New York
Date published
2003-10-07
X weight
1.0500 lb
Size
1.1000 in x 9.4000 in x 6.0000 in

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