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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," realize her true potential in life. As with all Portis' fiction, the tone is cool, sympathetic, and funny.
Publisher: Woodstock, N.Y. : Overlook Press, 1999, c1966.
ISBN: 9780879517038
Characteristics: 190 p. ;,21 cm.


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ellensix Oct 11, 2015

You are the peckerwood of all peckerwoods.

ellensix Oct 11, 2015

Norwood didn't want to leave their baggage unattended but Rita Lee said she didn't think anybody would bother it since there was a chicken with it.

ellensix Oct 11, 2015

“Listen, here's what I'd like to do: I'd like to live in a trailer and play records all night.” Rita Lee

ellensix Oct 11, 2015

“Don't let your mouth write a check that your ass can't cash, son.” Grady Fring


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