Buy spooner book online at low prices in india spooner. Oct 02, 2009 for pete dexter, fiction provides a happy ending the young boy in pete dexters new novel, spooner, bears a striking resemblance to the author himself. Oct 15, 2009 warren spooner, the eponymous hero of pete dexter s richly comic new novel, is a very naughty boy. Buy spooner by author pete dexter january, 2011 by pete dexter isbn.
Heres spooner dexter on the genesis of the column that nearly cost him. The brother of the homicide victim was a bartender at a local bar in the schuylkill neighborhood. Spooner s life is very much like the life of pete dexter which may have made his writing about even the craziest events seem very real. Content includes books from bestselling, midlist and debut authors. Robert lennon, lewis nordan, charles portis, scott spencer and john welter.
This is only one of the burdens placed on young warren spooner, the hero of national book awardwinner d. Warren spooner arrives in unpromising circumstances, after his mother labored for 53 hours and his betterlooking twin brother was born dead. Raised in kennedyera georgia, he manages to get himself kicked out of kindergarten for sprouting. Pete dexter began writing fiction after a lifechanging 1981 incident in which a mob of locals armed with baseball bats beat him severely. What genrecharacter study with no story line or plot. The morning inquirer and the evening bulletin, which my father brought with him every night as he came off the 5th street trolley from downtown, were sandwiched around the afternoon daily news for the blue collarsportsminded crowd. Warren spooner was born after a prolonged delivery in a makeshift delivery room in a doctors office in milledgeville. Nov 11, 2009 pete dexters latest novel, the strange, hilarious, alarming spooner, whips and whirls through the united states and the second half of the 20th century. Spooner by pete dexter book club discussion questions. Book awards book club selections books by author books by series coming soon kids books new releases teens books this months biggest new releases. For pete dexter, fiction provides a happy ending the young boy in pete dexter s new novel, spooner, bears a striking resemblance to the author himself. Susanna moore, author of my old sweetheart and in the cut.
May contain limited notes, underlining or highlighting that does affect the text. His second book, deadwood, came out in 1986 and still reigns as one of the. About 200 pages in, you realize, not without alarm, that the novel is a diaphanously veiled account of the life and times of one pete dexter. Heres spoonerdexter on the genesis of the column that nearly. The influence of a very fine stepfather made all the difference and is a lesson for us all. His father died shortly afterward, long before spooner had even a memory of his face, and was replaced eventually by a oncebrilliant young naval officer. Spooners life is very much like the life of pete dexter which may have made his writing about even the craziest events seem very real. Dexter tells the story of the lifelong tie between former naval officer calmer ottosson and his. Possible ex library copy, thatll have the markings and stickers associated from the library. Spooner december 10, 2009 national book award winner pete dexters newest novel is a comingofage story that takes place in milledgeville, ga. Spooner ebook by pete dexter 9780446558167 rakuten kobo.
Warren spooner is born in rural georgia, on the first sunday of december 1956, after a prolonged and unhappy labour in a makeshift delivery room. His mother lily, who may have been happy only twice in her life the night jfk was elected president, and the day richard nixon quit the white house soon loses her husband and spooners father ward to a. Pete dexter books list of books by author pete dexter. Pete dexter s new novel, spooner, takes me back to the glory days of newspapers in the philadelphia of my youth. Buy spooner book online at best prices in india on. Be prepared for a lot of humor and some insight into human development. Pete dexters new novel, spooner, toys with farce the. Its also the story of why pete dexter writes, and of why he couldnt stop writing this. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. Gods pocket, deadwood, brotherly love, the paperboy, and train.
The relationship between the two takes up most of the book, though author pete dexter takes his time detailing how spooner somewhat. For the past five years or so, as he worked on his memoirish novel, spooner, dexter was. The story of spooner is the story of how calmer made spooner, and of how spooner made himself. Books go search best sellers gift ideas new releases deals. Spooner book by pete dexter 6 available editions alibris. Accessories such as cd, codes, toys, may not be included.
Pete banning, in his early 40s, is a man of few words. Pete dexters tale of the troubled warren spooner and his courtmartialed navy officer stepdad, calmer ottosson, defies comparison. Buy spooner by pete dexter from amazons fiction books store. Pete dexter is a talented writer and with spooner hes created a rambling, witty, expansive story and character that brings both delight and consternation to the reader. Pete dexter s spooner is a tender, masculine story that the author asserts is somewhat autobiographical but the strong prose sets dexter in the company of such underappreciated novelist as percival everett, j. On the one hand, it closely follows pete dexter s own relationship with his stepfather, who taught physics at a military college and rescued the wayward dexter. From the day he was born warren spooner has been fighting his way through life, always living in the shadow of his stillborn twin his mothers favorite. Read spooner by pete dexter available from rakuten kobo. Warren spooner was born after a prolonged delivery in a makeshift delivery room in a doctors office in milledgeville, georgia, on the first saturday of december, 1956. As a young man, spooner gets a job as a reporter by. Oct 28, 2010 pete dexter, writing of the part played by love in the exuberant life of his hero, spooner, and the fatal inevitability of the compromises that make life bearable, has given us a novel of picaresque vitalityoutlandish, anecdotal, profuse, funny, profound. Spooner, a twin who survives, is born in milledgeville, georgia in 1956. In his acknowledgments, the author explains that the book by the way is a novel, not in any sense a memoir, but it is nevertheless based loosely on.
His troubled birth is swiftly followed by his fathers untimely death and young spooner is left to get on with growing up, without even a memory of his daddys face. Spine creases, wear to binding and pages from reading. The accounts of newspapering are deadon and worth the price of the book. Spooner versione italiana by pete dexter nook book. The dog would not come, or sit, or answer to his name, and sometimes calmer sat holding it in the utility room where they kept it at night looking it over in the same peculiar way he sometimes looked at spooner, when he thought spooner wasnt watching. Spooner by pete dexter and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at. Oct 14, 2009 pete dexter returns with an autobiographical novel, spooner, a cradletograve yarn about a wellmeaning but wayward soul and his saintly stepfather. Oct 11, 2009 about 200 pages in, you realize, not without alarm, that the novel is a diaphanously veiled account of the life and times of one pete dexter.
Warren spooner was born after a prolonged delivery in a makeshift delivery room in a doctors office in milledgeville, g. Not if its anything like spooner has spooner turned you off from other books in this genre. Pete dexter is the author of the national book awardwinning novel paris trout as well as spooner, paper trails, gods pocket, deadwood, brotherly love, and train. Heres spoonerdexter on the genesis of the column that nearly cost him. Mar 17, 2011 spooner is a halfsuccessful book, a flawed portrait of, perhaps all in all, the artist pete dexter as a young man. The perpetrators were upset by a recent column about a murder involving drug dealgonewrong. You know it is bad, but you look anyway because it is fascinating. Would you try another book from pete dexter andor tom stechschulte. Sep 27, 2009 the story of spooner is the story of how calmer made spooner, and of how spooner made himself. Vashti believes that she cannot draw, but her art teachers encouragement leads her to.
Sep 24, 2009 i enjoyed this book from start to finish. If you are the publisher or author of this book and feel that the. The relationship between the two takes up most of the book, though author pete dexter takes his time detailing how spooner somewhat improbably goes from baseball player to newspaper columnist and stumbles into a relatively happy life, even as calmers is falling apart. Spooner december 10, 2009 national book award winner pete dexter s newest novel is a comingofage story that takes place in milledgeville, ga.
Spooner, the new novel by national book awardwinning author pete dexter, tells the story of a wild boy who grows up to be a wild man not. See all books authored by pete dexter, including deadwood, and paris trout, and more. Pete dexter writes what he knows in spooner the new york. Warren spooner was born after a prolonged delivery in a makeshift delivery room. However, the book ultimately presents their relationship as it might have been. He has been a columnist for the philadelphia daily news and the sacramento bee, more about pete dexter. Warren spooner was born after a prolonged delivery in a makeshift delivery. In his latest novel pete dexter has created two unforgetable complex male characters way bigger than life. Dexters eye for detail, taste for the absurd, and dark and disturbing wit are all unparalleled in contemporary literature. Now dexter has put out the sprawling new novel spooner. Where dexter s bestknown books paris trout, the paperboy played out as dark, hardbitten thrillers, spooner is colourful, digressive and often uproariously funny. When he deliberately guns down dexter bell in his church office, he refuses to explain why. Spooner by pete dexter abebooks shop for books, art.
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