Binding: 1/4 Cloth
Book Condition: Fine in Near Fine dust jacket
Edition: First Edition; First Printing; Signed by Author
Size: 8vo; [1-8], 9-269, [270-272] pages
Publisher: New York London Toronto Sydney Tokyo Singapore: Simon & Schuster, 1991.
A Fine first printing of the first edition in just about Fine dust-jacket, light crease to front flap, signed and inscribed by author Charles Portis on the title page. Signed copies by Charles Portis are rare.
Portis has been described as "one of the most inventively comic writers of western fiction."
Two of his novels, "Norwood" and "True Grit" were adapted as films. John Wayne won an Academy Award and a Golden Globe for Best Actor for his performance as Rooster Cogburn in "True Grit," which was re-made by the Coen Brothers in 2010.
"Gringos," his fifth book, follows the fortunes of an expatriate American in Mexico.