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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Gringos: A Novel

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Portis's 1991 comic novel follows protagonist Jimmy Burns, who has expatriated to Mexico to live a quiet existence. Enter a female stalker, Mayan tomb-robbing archaeologists, UFO hunters, and a group looking for psychic happenings. Good, quirky fun. ... Read full review

Gringos: a novel

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Portis's "gringos'' are a motley bunch of archaeologists, UFO-ologists, New Age mystics, Mormons, teenage runaways, Mayan artifact smugglers, and assorted expatriates floating around the Yucatan ... Read full review


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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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