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Train: A Novel by Pete Dexter - Hardcover - from Discover Books (SKU: 3191687849)

Train: A Novel

Train: A Novel by Pete Dexter - Hardcover - from Discover Books (SKU: 3191687849)
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Train: A Novel

by Pete Dexter

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  • hardcover
Condition
GOOD
ISBN 10
0385505914
ISBN 13
9780385505918
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Doubleday. Hardcover. GOOD. Spine creases, wear to binding and pages from reading. May contain limited notes, underlining or highlighting that does affect the text. Possible ex library copy, will have the markings and stickers associated from the library. Accessories such as CD, codes, toys, may not be included.

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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Discover Books US (US)
Seller Inventory #
3191687849
Title
Train: A Novel
Author
Pete Dexter
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - 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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Our company was launched based on the fundamental belief that used books have value and should never go to waste. Prior to our founding, many of our staff worked in the thrift industry where we saw millions of books being sent to landfills each year. With each discarded book, we thought of the imagination, magic, and knowledge lost forever to a garbage heap and we endeavored to find a better way.

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