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Escape Velocity

A Charles Portis Miscellany

by Charles Portis

Hardcover, 358 pages, Univ of Arkansas Pr, List Price: $27.95 |


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Escape Velocity is a new collection of pieces by Arkansas novelist Charles Portis, best known for his 1968 Western, True Grit. The collection is edited by Jay Jennings.

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Portis 'Miscellany' Makes A High-'Velocity' Collection

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