Join the Conversation

Join the Conversation

Sign up today to hear about books and authors from an independent bookstore near you.

The Dog of the South

The Dog of the South Cover

The Dog of the South

By Charles Portis

Overlook Duckworth, Paperback, 9781585679317, 253pp.

Publication Date: June 5, 2007

Advertisement
Description
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.
Advertisement