True Grit

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5.3 X 7.9 X 0.7 inches | 0.5 pounds

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About the Author
Charles Portis (b. December 28, 1933, d. February 17, 2020) lived in Arkansas, where he was born and educated. He served in the Marine Corps during the Korean War, was the London bureau chief of the New York Herald-Tribune, and was a writer for The New Yorker. He was the author of five novels: Norwood, The Dog of the South, Masters of Atlantis, True Grit, and Gringos.
"How to describe the indescribable? Probably the best description I can give of True Grit is that I've never given it to any reader -- male or female, of any age or sensibility -- who didn't enjoy it." --Donna Tartt, New York Times Book Review
"Skillfully constructed, a comic tour de force."--New York Times Book Review
"Quite simply, an American masterpiece."--Boston Globe
"Rollicking . . . a beaut narrated in the unforgettable voice of Mattie Ross . . . Portis has crazy-cool literary swagger."--Entertainment Weekly
"Charles Portis is an original, indescribable sui generis talent . . . Rereading Portis is one of the great pure pleasures--both visceral and cerebral--available in modern American literature."--Ron Rosenbaum, Esquire
"It's possible that True Grit is the genuine article--a book so strong that it reads as myth."--Ed Park, The Believer
"Charles Portis's True Grit is a masterpiece."--Anthony Bourdain, New York Times Book Review
"The dialogue in True Grit is exquisite."--David Mamet, The Week
"I've always thought Charles Portis had a wonderful talent--original, quirky, exciting."--Larry McMurtry
"Charles Portis's True Grit captures the naive elegance of the American Voice."--Jonathan Lethem
"An epic and a legend."--Washington Post