The Dog of the South
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The Dog of the South

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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 bail bondsman, both following the romantic couple's spending as far as Mexico. There Ray meets Dr Reo Symes, the seemingly down-on-his-luck and rather eccentric owner of a beaten up and broken down bus, who needs a ride to Belize. The further they drive, in a car held together by coat-hangers and excesses of oil, the wilder their journey gets. But they're not going to give up easily.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 22mm | 211g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 074757264X
  • 9780747572640
  • 95,653

About Charles Portis

Charles Portis lives in Arkansas, where he was born and educated. He served in the Marine Corps during the Korean War. As a reporter, he wrote for the New York Herald-Tribune, and was also its London bureau chief.show more

Review quote

'Charles Portis is perhaps the most original, indescribable sui generis talent overlooked by literary culture in America' Esquire 'Hilarious and heart breakingly odd ... you find yourself laughing so hard in sections that tears run down your face' Baltimore Sun 'The funniest novel in decades' GQshow more

Rating details

3,109 ratings
3.84 out of 5 stars
5 30% (921)
4 37% (1,136)
3 24% (750)
2 8% (241)
1 2% (61)
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