Gringos: a novel

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Simon and Schuster, Jan 1, 1991 - Fiction - 269 pages
4 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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User Review  - encephalical - LibraryThing

Funny at times, but I found it pretty boring overall. The narration was at such an even keel that it didn't feel like anything was ever building to the climax until, hey, here we are. Read full review

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User Review  - blanderson - LibraryThing

Hilarious, witty and written with shocking clarity. A strange, mad-cap romp thru the jungles of Mexico (and the surrounding borders), unearthing Aztec ruins, forgotten cities, oddball conspiracies and ... 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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