God's pocket: a novel
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New York : Random House, [2014].
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Central Adult Fiction
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NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE   In this striking debut from the author of the National Book Award winner Paris Trout, Pete Dexter chronicles a murder and its consequences in the fictional blue-collar Philadelphia neighborhood of God’s Pocket.   Leon Hubbard makes other men nervous, talking to himself or anyone who will listen about the things he’s cut with his straight razor. So when he crosses the wrong guy on a South Philly construction site and winds up with his head caved in, everyone is content to bury the bad news with the body. Everyone, that is, except Leon’s mother—and a local newspaper columnist hoping the story will resurrect his career. Only a mother could love a man like Leon. But only an outsider could expect to change anything in God’s Pocket.   Praise for God’s Pocket   “Riveting . . . a first-class first novel . . . highlighted by superior writing, dialogue that rings true, and a highly believable background.”—Associated Press   “God’s Pocket sings, snarls, mugs, wisecracks, buys you a drink, steals your wallet, and takes you home to meet the folks.”—Richard Price   “My own favorite among Mr. Dexter’s work remains God’s Pocket, which I continue to admire for its rich, well-nigh Dickensian mixture of verisimilitude, real-life absurdity, horror and romance.”—Robert Stone, The New York Times Book Review   “Rollicking . . . a tough Philadelphia neighborhood comes to life in these pages.”Playboy
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Book
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Random House trade paperback edition.
Physical Desc:
274 pages ; 21
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780812987362, 0812987365

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Leon was a child only a mother could love. He made everyone nervous with his stories about the things he had cut with his razor. But when he cut a 69-year-old bricklayer, the old man picked up a pipe and caved the kid's head in. Everyone, except Leon's mother, called it an accident.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Dexter, P. (2014). God's pocket: a novel. Random House trade paperback edition. New York: Random House.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Dexter, Pete, 1943-. 2014. God's Pocket: A Novel. New York: Random House.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Dexter, Pete, 1943-, God's Pocket: A Novel. New York: Random House, 2014.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Dexter, Pete. God's Pocket: A Novel. Random House trade paperback edition. New York: Random House, 2014. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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