I disliked that Trout believed he could murder people and get away with it. Henry Ray is not there, but Trout tries to get his younger brother to sign a paper accepting liability.
In the last half where Carl Bonner is the main focus, I think that this is an entirely different story and the references to Trout are out of place and usually unnecessary.
As a child may be born without an arm, so one may be born without kindness or the potential of conscience. Trout is respected as a business owner by the white citizens of Cotton Point, but everyone knows how evil he can be.
In researching the case, Seagraves realizes that he has a connection to the dead girl and feels that she haunts him throughout the trial for defending her horrible murderer.
The longstanding belief that blacks are nothing better than poor slaves was beginning to dissipate. Because changes are taking place, a white man can no longer simply shoot blacks with impunity.
He wants her behind the store counter so that it looks like she supports him. The prosecutor, Ward Townes, is determined to go ahead with the trial despite the resentment he will incur by doing so.
There is a rabies epidemic surrounding the little county seat, Cotton Point. The South, we know, has changed a lot since then. He thrives on making people feel less than and gains personal satisfaction by the white citizens who show him respect for running two businesses.
She was haunted by the sweetness of Rosie Sayers, a young girl who deserved justice. This character is also the only one who is present throughout the entire story.
He visits his ninety year-old mother in the nursing home and shoots her to death. Her oldest son Henry Ray is twenty-one. Trout remains cocky throughout the trial. In the end, he proves to be the hero of the book by being the only one who is willing to go head on with Trout and loses his life trying to save other people.
It would take two years of private practice, largely spent as the Guardian ad Litem for children in the Juvenile and Family Courts before I would throw in the towel.
We choose to be good and refrain from evil. He refers her to a younger lawyer, Carl Bonner to handle the divorce.Pete Dexter (born July 22, ) is an American novelist. Dexter won the U.S.
National Book Award in for his novel Paris Trout. In the person of Paris Trout, Dexter has created an authentic monster, unbelievable at first and then, bit by bit, compelling belief.
He is a cold, solitary man who runs the town's general store and has made a modest fortune loan-sharking to the black community and buying up property. Paris Trout (Contemporary American Fiction) by Dexter, Pete and a great selection of similar Used, New and Collectible Books available now at mi-centre.com Paris Trout by Pete Dexter Pete Dexter’s National Book Award–winning tour de force tells the mesmerizing story of a shocking crime that shatters lives and exposes the hypocrisies of a small Southern town/5(9).
Paris Trout is a made-for-television drama film directed by Stephen Gyllenhaal, starring Dennis Hopper, Barbara Hershey, and Ed Harris. It is based on the novel Paris Trout by author Pete Dexter.
By Peter Dexter "Paris Trout", by Pete Dexter, is a story about a man, Paris Trout, who shoots and kills a fourteen year old black girl. The problem is that Trout thinks he is totally innocent, for he was collecting a debt from someone who lived in the same house as the girl and, since the debtor wasn't home, Trout somehow thought that the girl should be .Download