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Norwood

Norwood

by Charles Portis

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 20/01/2011

 
Norwood is the long-unavailable and brilliantly inimitable first novel by Portis. Out of the American neon desert of Roller Dromes, chilli parlours, country music, and girls who want 'to live in a trailer and play records all night' comes ex-marine and troubadour Norwood Pratt. Sent on a mission to New York he gets involved in a wild journey that takes him in and out of stolen cars, freight trains, and buses. By the time he returns home to Texas, Norwood has met his true love, Rita Lee, on a bus; befriended the second shortest midget in show business and 'the world's smallest perfect fat man' and helped Joann 'the chicken with a college education' realise her true potential in life. As with all Portis' fiction, the tone is cool, sympathetic, and funny.
ISBN:
9780715640999
9780715640999
Category:
Contemporary fiction
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
20-01-2011
Publisher:
Duckworth Overlook
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Pages:
272
Dimensions (mm):
204x137mm
Weight:
0.16kg

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