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God's Pocket Paperback – 15 November 2014

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Product details

  • Publisher : Random House Trade; Reprint edition (15 November 2014)
  • Language : English
  • Paperback : 274 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 0812987365
  • ISBN-13 : 978-0812987362
  • Dimensions : 13.08 x 1.55 x 20.29 cm
  • Customer Reviews:
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"Riveting . . . a first-class first novel . . . highlighted by superior writing, dialogue that rings true, and a highly believable background."--Associated Press

"God's Pocket sings, snarls, mugs, wisecracks, buys you a drink, steals your wallet, and takes you home to meet the folks."--Richard Price

"My own favorite among Mr. Dexter's work remains God's Pocket, which I continue to admire for its rich, well-nigh Dickensian mixture of verisimilitude, real-life absurdity, horror and romance."--Robert Stone, The New York Times Book Review

"Rollicking . . . a tough Philadelphia neighborhood comes to life in these pages."--Playboy

About the Author

Pete Dexter is the author of the National Book Award-winning novel Paris Trout as well as Spooner, Paper Trails, God's Pocket, Deadwood, Brotherly Love, and Train. He has been a columnist for the Philadelphia Daily News and the Sacramento Bee, and has contributed to many magazines, including Esquire, Sports Illustrated, and Playboy. His screenplays include Rush and Mulholland Falls. Dexter was born in Michigan and raised in Georgia, Illinois, and eastern South Dakota. He lives on an island off the coast of Washington.

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