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Train

Train

Lionel Walk, better known as Train, is a young black caddy at an elite Los Angeles golf course, where he comes to know a police detective he calls 'The Mile-Away Man'. Keeping his head down, he navigates his way between the careless brutality of the other caddies.

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ISBN 9780099469315
Barcode 9780099469315
Published 1 December 2004 by Cornerstone
Format Paperback, open market ed
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Author(s) By Dexter, Pete
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ISBN-13 9780099469315
ISBN-10 0099469316
Stock Out of stock
Status Not currently available
Publisher Cornerstone
Imprint Arrow Books Ltd
Publication Date 1 December 2004
International Publication Date 2 September 2004
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback, open market ed
Edition open market ed
Author(s) By Dexter, Pete
Category Modern Fiction
Number of Pages 288
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 198mm
Weight 194g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 813.54
Catalogue Code Not specified

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Lionel Walk, better known as Train, is a young black caddy at an elite Los Angeles golf course, where he comes to know a police detective he calls 'The Mile-Away Man'. Keeping his head down, he navigates his way between the careless brutality of the other caddies. Norah Still is unwillingly at the center of the criminal investigation, as the only survivor of an attempted boat hijacking gone violently wrong. Sergeant Miller Packard - Train's 'Mile-Away Man' - is in charge of the case and, as he quietly manages the crime scene, he finds himself drawn to the beautiful window. Miller's interest in Norah and Train soon moves beyond his professional obligations. He tries to shield Norah from the events on the boat, fighting her need to hold on to the past. He becomes a kind of manager as Train competes as a golfer on a lucrative underground gambling circuit. Miller's oddly personal concern binds the three of them together in an uneasy triangle. Pete Dexter's remarkable new novel brings to life the most violent and tender impulses of his characters as they struggle to come to terms with the difference between a gift and a passion, between their abilities and their desires.

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Author's Bio

Pete Dexter is the author of five previous novels, including the US National Book Award-winner Paris Trout. He lives in Puget Sound, Washington.

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