Norwood by Charles Portis is often described as a picaresque novel because it follows the adventures of Norwood Pratt from his home town of Ralph, Texas, to New York City and back. The tone of the novel is both humorous and ironic. Norwood’s basic honesty and charity to strangers lead him to a series of encounters with misfits, con men, and lonely hearts. Visitors are welcome to join the discussion. Contact Fayrene Johnson at email@example.com or 663-2733.