The Paperboy

Book Cover
Average Rating
5 star
 
(0)
4 star
 
(1)
3 star
 
(0)
2 star
 
(0)
1 star
 
(0)
Publisher:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Pub. Date:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Language:
English
Description
Now a major motion picture directed by Lee Daniels starring Matthew McConaughey, Zac Efron, David Oyelowo, and Macy Gray, with John Cusack and Nicole Kidman NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER "An eerie and beautiful novel . . . Its secrets continue to reveal themselves long after the book has been finished."—The New York Times Book Review The sun is rising over Moat County, Florida, when Sheriff Thurmond Call is found on the highway, gutted like an alligator. A local redneck is tried, sentenced, and set to fry. Then Ward James, hotshot investigative reporter for the Miami Times, returns to his rural hometown with a death row femme fatale who promises him the story of the decade. She's armed with explosive evidence, aiming to free—and meet—her convicted "fiancé." With Ward's disillusioned younger brother Jack as their driver, they barrel down Florida's back roads and seamy places in search of The Story, racing flat out into a shocking head-on collision between character and fate as truth takes a back seat to headline news. "Dexter is a writer who cuts to the bone. There is not a spare word in this searing tale. . . . A bravura performance by one of America's most original and elegiac voices."—People "Hip, hard-boiled and filled with memorable eccentrics . . . The Paperboy burns with the phosphorescent atmosphere of betrayal."—Time "A wise and fascinating tale well told."—Entertainment Weekly
Also in this Series
More Like This
More Copies In Prospector
Loading Prospector Copies...
More Details
Contributors:
ISBN:
9781481593434
9780307785596
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID 07010814-72d8-4850-6c55-1bd97b52747c
full_title paperboy
author dexter pete
grouping_category book
lastUpdate 2017-11-17 01:51:20AM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_interest_level
accelerated_reader_point_value 0
accelerated_reader_reading_level 0
auth_author2 Runnette, Sean.
author Dexter, Pete, 1943-
author2-role Runnette, Sean.|Narrator, hoopla digital.
author_display Dexter, Pete
display_description Now a major motion picture directed by Lee Daniels starring Matthew McConaughey, Zac Efron, David Oyelowo, and Macy Gray, with John Cusack and Nicole Kidman

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

"An eerie and beautiful novel . . . Its secrets continue to reveal themselves long after the book has been finished."—The New York Times Book Review

The sun is rising over Moat County, Florida, when Sheriff Thurmond Call is found on the highway, gutted like an alligator. A local redneck is tried, sentenced, and set to fry. Then Ward James, hotshot investigative reporter for the Miami Times, returns to his rural hometown with a death row femme fatale who promises him the story of the decade. She's armed with explosive evidence, aiming to free—and meet—her convicted "fiancé." With Ward's disillusioned younger brother Jack as their driver, they barrel down Florida's back roads and seamy places in search of The Story, racing flat out into a shocking head-on collision between character and fate as truth takes a back seat to headline news.

"Dexter is a writer who cuts to the bone. There is not a spare word in this searing tale. . . . A bravura performance by one of America's most original and elegiac voices."—People

"Hip, hard-boiled and filled with memorable eccentrics . . . The Paperboy burns with the phosphorescent atmosphere of betrayal."—Time

"A wise and fascinating tale well told."—Entertainment Weekly
format_catalog eAudiobook, eBook
format_category_catalog Audio Books, eBook
id 07010814-72d8-4850-6c55-1bd97b52747c
isbn 9780307785596, 9781481593434
item_details hoopla:MWT10024282||Online Hoopla Collection|Online Hoopla|eAudiobook|Audio Books|1|false|true|Hoopla||https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/10024282||Available Online||||, overdrive:38c4ebd8-810d-4902-a149-e98be72623c7|-1|Online OverDrive Collection|Online OverDrive|eAudiobook|Audio Books|1|false|true|OverDrive|||OverDrive MP3 Audiobook,OverDrive Listen|Available Online||||, overdrive:9216dd78-981b-43e5-9572-d1925114f08d|-1|Online OverDrive Collection|Online OverDrive|eBook|eBook|1|false|true|OverDrive|||Adobe EPUB eBook,OverDrive Read,Kindle Book|Available Online||||
itype_catalog
lexile_score -1
literary_form Fiction
literary_form_full Fiction
primary_isbn 9781481593434
publishDate 2011, 2012
record_details hoopla:MWT10024282|eAudiobook|Audio Books|Unabridged.|English|Blackstone Audio, Inc. ,|2012.|1 online resource (1 audio file (10hr., 49 min.)) : digital., overdrive:38c4ebd8-810d-4902-a149-e98be72623c7|eAudiobook|Audio Books||English|Blackstone Audio|2012|, overdrive:9216dd78-981b-43e5-9572-d1925114f08d|eBook|eBook||English|Random House Publishing Group|2011|
recordtype grouped_work
scoping_details_catalog hoopla:MWT10024282||Available Online|Available Online|false|true|false|false|false|false||||, overdrive:38c4ebd8-810d-4902-a149-e98be72623c7|-1|Available Online|Available Online|false|true|true|false|false|false||||, overdrive:9216dd78-981b-43e5-9572-d1925114f08d|-1|Available Online|Available Online|false|true|true|false|false|false||||
subject_facet Families -- Fiction, Florida -- Fiction, Investigative reporting -- Fiction
title_display The Paperboy
title_full The Paperboy, The paperboy [electronic resource] / Pete Dexter
title_short The Paperboy
title_sub
topic_facet Families, Fiction, Investigative reporting, Literature, Mystery