Port Tropique

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Vintage Books, 1991 - Fiction - 185 pages
6 Reviews
In this sinuous novel by the author of Wild at Heart, a Conradian adventurer becomes involved with smugglers and revolutionaries in a battered Central American city ripe with intrigue and corruption. An allusive and utterly original work, "Port Tropique is an exciting book".--The New York Times Book Review.

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User Review  - datrappert - LibraryThing

This very short novel is also very nearly perfect. The protagonist, Franz, is simply existing from day to day, working for smugglers in a Central American country to make the money he needs for booze ... Read full review

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User Review  - Jim - Goodreads

Look at Port Tropique as Latin Noir. Author Barry Gifford's hero is a bagman for whoever has to transfer large amounts of illicit funds. In the meantime, he makes friends with journalists and others ... Read full review

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About the author (1991)

Poet, novelist, and playwright Barry Gifford was born in Chicago, Illinois on October 18, 1946. He briefly attended both the University of Missouri and Cambridge University. He published a book of poems in 1973 and started writing novels in 1980. He collaborated with David Lynch on Lost Highway and the HBO series Hotel Room. He currently lives in the San Francisco Bay area.

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