The dog of the South

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Knopf : distributed by Random House, Jun 1, 1979 - Fiction - 245 pages
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When his wife, Norma, runs off with her lover, taking with her Ray's credit cards and his Ford Torino, Ray sets off in pursuit, journeying from Arkansas through Texas and Mexico to a remote plantation in Honduras

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User Review  - untraveller - LibraryThing

Couldn't wait to finish it....The sentence structure in this book is simplistic beyond belief....I/We/They, seems to start every other sentence. The plot was okay, but the results were boring. There was some humor, but not enough to drag me into reading another of Portis' books. Read full review

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User Review  - lucybrown - LibraryThing

In Portis's darkly funny picaresque the reader joins in on Ray Midge's quixotic quest to restore his honor. Midge is a small man in every way. His ambitions are small. His desires even smaller. Note ... Read full review

Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
39
Section 3
52
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About the author (1979)

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,