1) Paris Trout
When a respected citizen of a small Georgia town murders a 14 year old black girl, the social fabric of the town unravels. Trout's attorney, Harry Seagraves has nightmares about the hypocrisies and shattered lives that result from the crime and the drama of the trial. As Trout's trial proceeds, he becomes more abusive and paranoid, finally exploding with more violence and rage. This book was made into a film, directed by Stephen Gyllenhaal, and...
Navigating his way between hostile patrons and brutal fellow workers, African American caddy Train finds an ally in a police detective who encourages Train's ambitions and oversees a case involving a boat hijacking and a beautiful widow.