Norwood by Charles PortisNorwood by Charles Portis


byCharles Portis

Paperback | August 1, 1999

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Ex-marine and troubadour Norwood Pratt gets involved in a wild journey that takes him in and out of stolen cars, freight trains, and buses. As with all of Portis's fiction (including "True Grit"), the tone is cool, sympathetic, funny, and undeniability American.
Charles Portis lives in Arkansas, where he was born and educated. Portis served as a reporter for the New York Herald-Tribune and was also its London bureau chief. His first novel, Norwood, was published in 1966. His other novels are True Grit, The Dog of the South, and Gringos. True Grit has been made into a movie two times, once in 1...
Title:NorwoodFormat:PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 7.98 × 5.3 × 0.47 inPublished:August 1, 1999Publisher:Overlook PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0879517034

ISBN - 13:9780879517038

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Think of the journey of Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz, only as if she was on speed and you may get the idea of Norwood. Norwood Pratt goes to New York on a mission and ends up hitching, stealing and busing his way back to Texas with an assortment of odd characters. This very American book is wonderful fiction, combining charm and wit.