The Gringo: A Memoir

The Gringo: A Memoir

by J. Grigsby Crawford

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Overview

Within weeks of arriving as a volunteer in a remote corner of South America, Crawford got a lot more than he bargained for: a narrow escape from a kidnapping plot hatched by the people he was sent there to help. Then things only got stranger.



In his quest to find adventure, Crawford undertook a savage journey of danger, drugs, sex, and alarming illness. What resulted is The Gringo: one part literary tale of two lonely years in the Amazon jungle and one part gonzo-journalism account of life in the Peace Corps, an agency wandering aimlessly through the twenty-first century. Filled with sharp humor and eye-opening observations about the human condition, this is an unforgettable story that grabs the reader and doesn't let go.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780988482272
Publisher: Wild Elephant Press
Publication date: 12/07/2012
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.55(d)

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The Gringo: A Memoir 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
eheinlen More than 1 year ago
While I found several parts of this book to be interesting, it wasn't my type of story.