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Train (Signed First Edition) by  Pete Dexter - Paperback - Advanced Reading Copy - 2003 - from River Road Books (SKU: 5480)

Train (Signed First Edition)

Train (Signed First Edition) by  Pete Dexter - Paperback - Advanced Reading Copy - 2003 - from River Road Books (SKU: 5480)
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Train (Signed First Edition)

by Dexter, Pete

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  • paperback
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Collectible-Fine /No Jacket
ISBN 10
0385505914
ISBN 13
9780385505918
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New York: Doubleday. As New. No Jacket Book. Signed by Author(s) As new, unread, flawless Advance Reading Copy in pictorial wraps of the National Book Award-winning author's acclaimed novel. Signed by Dexter on the title page. . Collectible-Fine. Soft cover. Advanced Reading Copy. 2003.

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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Seller
River Road Books US (US)
Seller Inventory #
5480
Title
Train (Signed First Edition)
Author
Dexter, Pete
Format/binding
Soft cover
Book condition
Used - Collectible-Fine
Jacket condition
No Jacket
Quantity available
1
Edition
Advanced Reading Copy
Binding
Paperback
ISBN 10
0385505914
ISBN 13
9780385505918
Publisher
Doubleday
Place of Publication
New York
Date published
2003

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