Gringos (Google eBook)

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Penguin, May 1, 2000 - Fiction - 269 pages
64 Reviews
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It lacks deep character development and a strong plot. - Goodreads
Plus there is a happy ending. - Goodreads
It's a great writing lesson. - Goodreads
It's got everything for a good yarn. - Goodreads
This Portis fella can really spin a yarn. - Goodreads
Ask anyone who's tried writing like that. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Elizabeth - Goodreads

"Art and Mike said taking an intellectual woman into your home was like taking in a baby raccoon. They were both amusing for awhile but soon became randomly vicious and learned how to open the refrigerator." Read full review

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User Review  - Itasca Community Library - Goodreads

Jeff says: The best part of this book is getting to know the quirky characters living together in the expatriate community near the Yucatan, as well as their many reasons for being there such as the ... Read full review

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About the author (2000)

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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