Gringos: a novel

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Simon and Schuster, Jan 1, 1991 - Fiction - 269 pages
60 Reviews
Follows the fortunes of Jimmy Burns, an American expatriate living a simple life in Mexico until his peace is shattered by the arrival of a band of hippies seeking psychic happenings and a woman tracking UFO landing sites

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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  - Daniel - Goodreads

*** Mild Spoilers*** Charles Portis is the funniest American writer currently at work—I hope. Gringos, published in 1991, seems to be his last entrada, as Doc Flandin calls his voyage into the selva ... Read full review

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User Review  - Colleen - Goodreads

Excellent tale about living in a small town in Mexico in the 1970s and experiencing UFO watchers, freeloading hippies, crazy archeologists, and the usual bogus writers and scam artists. All these ... Read full review

Contents

Section 1
9
Section 2
21
Section 3
31
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About the author (1991)

Charles Portis lives in Arkansas, where he was born and educated. He served in the Marine Corps during the Korean War. As a reporter, he wrote for the "New York Herald-Tribune" and was also its London bureau chief. He is the author of four other novels, including "Masters of Atlantis," "The Dog of the South," "Norwood," and "Gringos,

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