By Pete Dexter
In the Nineteen Seventies and Eighties, ahead of he earned nationwide popularity of his award-winning novels, Pete Dexter was once a newspaper columnist. a week, in a couple of hundred phrases, Dexter lower on to the center of the yankee personality at a time of nationwide turmoil and an important switch. With haunting urgency, his columns laid naked the violence, hypocrisy, and desperation he observed at the streets of Philadelphia and within the locations he visited around the state. yet he reveled, too, within the lighter aspect of his personal lifestyles, sharing scenes with the indefatigable Mrs. Dexter, their younger daughter, and a chain of unforgettable creatures who strayed into their lives. it doesn't matter what stuck Dexter's eye, it was once illuminated through his darkish, amazing humor.
Collected right here for the 1st time are eighty-two of the easiest of these spellbinding, finely wrought pieces—with a brand new creation through the author—assembled via Rob Fleder, editor of the bestselling Sports Illustrated fiftieth Anniversary Book. Paper Trails is searing, heart-breaking, and irresistibly humorous, occasionally unexpectedly. As Pete Hamill says in his foreword, those essays "are pretty much as good because it ever gets."
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Paper Trails: True Stories of Confusion, Mindless Violence, and Forbidden Desires, a Surprising Number of Which Are Not About Marriage by Pete Dexter