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Spooner by Pete Dexter
  

Selected by Sarah Broadhurst

'Somewhere in the weird badlands between Forrest GumpA and Richard Ford... A winningly digressive all-American Bildungsroman.' Boyd Tonkin, Independent A riotous and dazzling autobiographical novel of resilience and love from the US National Book Award-winning author Pete Dexter,

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Synopsis

Spooner by Pete Dexter

Oddball, accident-prone Warren Spooner doesn't so much get along with life as crash into it head-on. Through the awkward scrapes of his childhood, to a violent and troubled adulthood, the young man is nothing if not resilient, standing up to adversity in his own dark (often extremely dark) ways. Hilarious and heartbreaking, US National Book Award-winner Pete Dexter's autobiographical magnum opus is nothing short of a tragicomic tour de force.

About the Author

Pete Dexter

Pete Dexter is the author of five previous novels, including the US National Book Award-winner Paris Trout. He lives in Puget Sound, Washington.

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Book Info

Publication date

1st January 2011

Author

Pete Dexter

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Publisher

Atlantic Books

Format

Paperback
480 pages

Categories

Literary Fiction
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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9781848873407

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