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Author: Pete Dexter
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Binding Type: Paperback
Size: 7.95h x 5.34w x 1.34d
New York Times Book Review 11/07/2010 pg. 44
About the Author
Pete Dexter began his working life with a U.S. Post office in New Orleans, Louisiana. He wasn't very good at mail and quit, then caught on as a newspaper reporter in Florida, which he was not very good at, got married, and was not very good at that. In Philadelphia he became a newspaper columnist, which he was pretty good at, and got divorced, which you would have to say he was good at because it only cost $300. Dexter remarried, won the National Book Award and built a house in the desert so remote that there is no postal service. He's out there six months a year, pecking away at the typewriter, living proof of the adage "What goes around comes around" -- that is, you quit the post office, pal, and the post office quits you.
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