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Charles Portis has long been acclaimed as one of America's foremost comic writers. True Grit is his most famous novel--first published in 1968, and the basis for the movie of the same name starring John Wayne. It tells the story of Mattie Ross, who is just…

Norwood

by Charles Portis

|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.

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Ray Midge is waiting for his credit card bill to arrive. His wife, Norma, has run off with her ex-husband, taking Ray's cards, shotgun and car. But from the receipts, Ray can track where they've gone. He takes off after them, as does an irritatingly tenacious…

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True Grit tells the story of Mattie Ross, who is just fourteen when the coward Tom Chaney shoots down her father in Fort Smith, Arkansas, and robs him of his life, his horse, and $150 in cash. Determined to avenge the killing, Mattie enlists the help of Rooster…

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Though Charles Portis is best known for his fiction writing, he is also a prolific essayist, travel writer, and newspaper reporter. Collected here in Escape Velocity , edited by Jay Jennings, is his "miscellany" –– journalism, short fiction, memoir,…

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Following last year's enthusiastically received reissue of Charles Portis's novels The Dog of the South and Norwood comes the republication of The Masters of Atlantis, the third in Overlook's reissues of the novels of this American master. This unforgettable…

Gringos

by Charles Portis

|May 1, 2000

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The comic novel by the author of The Dog of the South of an American expatriate in Mexico who just wants to be left alone.

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For those who care about literature or simply love a good laugh (or both), Charles Portis has long been one of America’s most admired novelists. His 1968 novel True Grit is fixed in the contemporary canon, and four more have been hailed as comic masterpieces.…

Un chien dans le moteur

by Charles Portis

|This title releases October 24, 2016

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Norwood

by Charles Portis

|July 1, 2013

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Valor de ley

by Charles Portis

|February 4, 2011

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Dicen que no se puede saber qué anida en el corazón de un hombre. En un viaje para comprar caballos, Frank Ross es asesinado por uno de sus trabajadores por una montura, ciento cincuenta dólares y dos piezas de oro. Con catorce años, Mattie, la hija de Ross, está…

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Charles Portis é um dos mais importantes e aclamados escritores norte-americanos. Bravura indômita, seu romance mais famoso, foi publicado pela primeira vez em 1968 e deu origem à cultuada adaptação cinematográfica de mesmo nome, estrelada por John Wayne e que o…