(E–pub) Port Tropiue AUTHOR Barry Gifford

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Port Tropiue Read & Download Ø 104 Barry Gifford ✓ 4 review Summary Port Tropiue Memories of Marie and what was lost In this sinuous narrative of dislocation and remorse Barry Gifford details Franz’s mundanity and the bizarre cast of characters swirling around himThe author of than forty published works of fiction nonfiction and poetry which have been translated into than twenty five languages Barry Gifford is an American writer in the European tradition and one of the few contemporary American writers whose characters are familiar to audiences around the world. Despite its publication by Black Lizard Port Tropiue is only peripherally a crime novel It is instead a loose connection of vignettes aligning it closer stylistically to Bolano s Antwerp or even Cortazar s Hopscotch Gifford wrings a lot of feeling out of the nonlinear structure intertwining dreams cold hard realism ghosts of ex lovers and memories of Hollywood and literature into a hypnotic tropical rhythm Because of this rhythm the potentially interesting plot about Central American drug smuggling is somewhat sacrificed often getting sucked into Gifford s whirlwind of haunting image and atmosphere But this won t matter if you let yourself get sucked into Gifford s whirlwind it s worth the trip

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Port Tropiue Read & Download Ø 104 Barry Gifford ✓ 4 review Summary Port Tropiue “Gifford uses the charged story of an apprentice smuggler as an occasion for his own literary and cinematic smuggling from Conrad Hemingway Camus John Hawkes Howard Hawks Welles and Ozu among others and to discover a new literary form” The New York Times Book Review“A poet’s nuanced prose runs through Port Tropiue a spellbinding story” The Washington Post“A strange disturbing intriguing impressionist painting of a book” San Francisco ChronicleRevolution is simmering. This short novel is a strange disassociated noir that is captivating confusing but hard to put down GIfford s main character Franz Hall is a beguiling conundrum of a man a ghost whisper wafting through the darkness of a semi sinister South American coup Augmented by bizarre flashbacks and infiltrated by delusional red herrings it s an engaging slacker mystery delivered with nonchalant aplomb

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Port Tropiue Read & Download Ø 104 Barry Gifford ✓ 4 review Summary Port Tropiue In the heat of the battered Central American town Port Tropiue where protagonist Franz Hall is an “intellectual Meursault in a paranoid Hemingway landscape a self conscious Conradian adventurer a Lord Jim in the earliest stages of self willed failure” The New York Times The ineff ectual hero spends his days drinking and observing people in the zócalo and occasional nights involved in an ivory smuggling operation threatened by impending government siege yet always persistent are. Despite having been published by Black Lizard and bearing the category MysterySuspense on its cover Port Tropiue isn t really either and is only nominally a noir or post noir as the forward describes it Franz Hall follows the likes of Fred Dobbs in The Treasure of Sierra Madre the Rev T Lawrence Shannon of Night of the Iguana and Bennie in Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia in the long narrative tradition of gringos who are hiding from life their past themselves and drinking their way into oblivion South of the BorderUnlike the aforementioned works Port Tropiue eschews traditional narrative structure in favor of an episodic collection of reminiscences and vignettes of Franz s past and present life framed by a very thin story about Franz s involvement in a smuggling operation and a local revolution It s mildly engaging and brief enough to avoid being monotonous although it s not particularly compelling


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  1. says: (E–pub) Port Tropiue AUTHOR Barry Gifford Summary Port Tropiue

    Summary Port Tropiue Read & Download ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ✓ Barry Gifford Barry Gifford ✓ 4 review Port Tropiue is the poet Barry Gifford’s love song to those dozens of movies about restless nomadic American men who find themselves in some tropical locale in Central America drinking away their sorrows But morose boozing costs money so our

  2. says: (E–pub) Port Tropiue AUTHOR Barry Gifford Read & Download ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ✓ Barry Gifford Barry Gifford ✓ 4 review

    (E–pub) Port Tropiue AUTHOR Barry Gifford Summary Port Tropiue Throwback literatureand lots of nostalgiaI like a writer who makes you feel as if you are living in the settings he or she has created

  3. says: Read & Download ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ✓ Barry Gifford (E–pub) Port Tropiue AUTHOR Barry Gifford

    (E–pub) Port Tropiue AUTHOR Barry Gifford This short novel is a strange disassociated noir that is captivating confusing but hard to put down GIfford's main character Franz Hall is a beguiling conundrum of a man a ghost whisper wafting through the darkness of a semi sinister South American coup Augmented by bizarre flashbacks and infiltrated by delusional red herrings it's

  4. says: (E–pub) Port Tropiue AUTHOR Barry Gifford Read & Download ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ✓ Barry Gifford Summary Port Tropiue

    Summary Port Tropiue (E–pub) Port Tropiue AUTHOR Barry Gifford Despite having been published by Black Lizard and bearing the category MysterySuspense on its cover Port Tropiue isn't really either and is only nominally a noir or post noir as the forward describes it Franz Hall follows t

  5. says: Barry Gifford ✓ 4 review Read & Download ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ✓ Barry Gifford Summary Port Tropiue

    Read & Download ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ✓ Barry Gifford (E–pub) Port Tropiue AUTHOR Barry Gifford Great bookDreamlike noir told in short episodes not uite vignettes with a nearly hallucinatory effect Highly recommended for anyone wh

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    (E–pub) Port Tropiue AUTHOR Barry Gifford Read & Download ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ✓ Barry Gifford Look at Port Tropiue as Latin Noir Author Barry Gifford's hero is a bagman for whoever has to transfer large amounts of illicit funds In the meantime he makes friends with journalists and others passing through the city which somewhat resembles Merida in Mexico's State of Yucatan I have always enjoyed Gifford's novels and this early one is no exception Gifford has the tropical vibe down pat and his characters are all searching fo

  7. says: Read & Download ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ✓ Barry Gifford Barry Gifford ✓ 4 review Summary Port Tropiue

    (E–pub) Port Tropiue AUTHOR Barry Gifford Despite its publication by Black Lizard Port Tropiue is only peripherally a crime novel It is instead a loose connection of vignettes aligning it closer stylistically to Bolano's Antwerp or even Cortazar's Hopscotch Gifford wrings a lot of feeling out of the nonlinear structure intertwining dreams cold hard realism ghosts of ex love

  8. says: (E–pub) Port Tropiue AUTHOR Barry Gifford Barry Gifford ✓ 4 review Summary Port Tropiue

    (E–pub) Port Tropiue AUTHOR Barry Gifford Summary Port Tropiue My fiancée bought this book in a used book store in New Orleans On our car trip back home I read it out loud to pass the time I actually finished the book during the drive a bit hoarseI have a greater appreciation for audio book actors The book is basically a novella with small chapters describing the past present actions of Fra

  9. says: Summary Port Tropiue Read & Download ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ✓ Barry Gifford Barry Gifford ✓ 4 review

    Summary Port Tropiue Barry Gifford ✓ 4 review Read & Download ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ✓ Barry Gifford I'm reminded of Italo Calvino's description of Hemingway's work as violent tourism That is what this is That being said probably the best of Gifford's fiction that I've read He actually manages to pull off some pathos here a

  10. says: (E–pub) Port Tropiue AUTHOR Barry Gifford

    (E–pub) Port Tropiue AUTHOR Barry Gifford I felt engulfed in a kind of retro haze not unpleasant while reading this novella The setting the noir film references the Rive Gauche attitude and a bit of Beat flavor all blend together in a jazzy revival of times past which in turn folds in with the main character looking back on several periods of his life While it may all seem like it's been seen or read before Gifford injects a dose of his own particular brand of p

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  • Paperback
  • 136
  • Port Tropiue
  • Barry Gifford
  • English
  • 19 September 2018
  • 9780887390128