Escape Velocity

Escape Velocity A Charles Portis Miscellany

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Collected here in Escape Velocity is Charles Portiss miscellany journalism, short fiction, memoir and even the play Delrays New Moon, published for the first time. Portis covers topics as varied as the civil rights movement, road tripping in Baja and Elviss visits to his ageing mother. Fans of Portiss droll humour and quirky characters from his bestselling novels, including True Grit, will be thrilled at this collection, and those not yet familiar with his work will find a great introduction to him here. Also included are tributes by authors including Donna Tartt and Ron Rosenbaum.

Book information

ISBN: 9780715647240
Publisher: Gerald Duckworth & Company (UK)
Imprint: Duckworth Overlook
Pub date:
DEWEY: 810.80054
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: xxii, 364
Weight: 312g
Height: 202mm
Width: 139mm
Spine width: 22mm