Gringos: a novel

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Simon and Schuster, Jan 1, 1991 - Fiction - 269 pages
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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's got everything for a good yarn. - Goodreads
This Portis fella can really spin a yarn. - Goodreads
Unfortuately it doesn't seem to have much of a plot! - Goodreads

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User Review  - Jeanne Murphy - Goodreads

This is a well- written book with some interesting characters. Unfortuately it doesn't seem to have much of a plot! The story meandered about for 121 pages, at which point I got tired of waiting for a ... 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 (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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