The Dog of the South (Google eBook)

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Penguin, Jun 5, 2007 - Fiction - 272 pages
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Ray Midge is waiting for his credit card bill to arrive. His wife, Norma, has run off with her ex-husband, taking Ray's cards, shotgun and car. But from the receipts, Ray can track where they've gone. He takes off after them, as does an irritatingly tenacious bail bondsman, both following the romantic couple's spending as far as Mexico. There Ray meets Dr Reo Symes, the seemingly down-on-his-luck and rather eccentric owner of a beaten up and broken down bus, who needs a ride to Belize. The further they drive, in a car held together by coat-hangers and excesses of oil, the wilder their journey gets. But they're not going to give up easily.


  

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User Review  - JPDCompendium - LibraryThing

Charles Portis, author of True Grit, is a master of understated mirth. The Dog of the south takes the reader on a joyride of misadventure in a vehicle with all parts bandaged. Ray Midge, an easy-going ... Read full review

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User Review  - blanderson - LibraryThing

Blood Meridian meets the Simpsons, highlighting the different roles people search for in the world. I guess the only complaint is that the topic lacks weight, in that it doesn't seem eager to ask the ... Read full review

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Fifteen
Sixteen
Afterword
Copyright

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About the author (2007)

Charles Portis was born and raised in south Arkansas, graduating from Hamburg High School. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean War, earned a journalism degree from the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, and became a newspaper reporter. He worked for the Commercial Appeal in Memphis, the Arkansas Gazette in Little Rock, and the New York Herald Tribune, for which he became London bureau chief. He left that job to return to Arkansas--where he still lives--and write fiction. He is the author of five acclaimed novels: Norwood, True Grit, The Dog of the South, Masters of Atlantis, and Gringos. True Grit was made into two award-winning films, the first in 1969 starring John Wayne and the other in 2010 directed by the Coen brothers.

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