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Gringos

A Novel

by Charles Portis

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 01/10/2000

  $32.50
Jimmy Burns is an expatriate American living in Mexico who has an uncommonly astute eye for the absurd little details that comprise your average American. For a time, Jimmy spent his days unearthing pre-Colombian artifacts. Now he makes a living doing small trucking jobs and helping out with the occasional missing person situation-whatever it takes to remain "the very picture of an American idler in Mexico, right down to the grass-green golfing trousers." But when Jimmy's laid-back lifestyle is seriously imposed upon by a ninety-pound stalker called Louise, a sudden wave of "hippies" (led by a murderous ex-con guru) in search of psychic happenings, and a group of archaeologists who are unearthing (illegally) Mayan tombs, his simple South-of-the-Border existence faces a clear and present danger.
ISBN:
9781585670932
9781585670932
Category:
Contemporary fiction
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
01-10-2000
Language:
English
Publisher:
Overlook Press
Country of origin:
United States
Pages:
269
Dimensions (mm):
197x133x19mm
Weight:
0.34kg

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