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Through a Portagee Gate
Charles Reis Felix

Tagus Press at UMass Dartmouth



Contents

Preface
• Prologue
• I COME TO CALIFORNIA
• Every Foul and Stagnant Pool
• A Portagee Gate
• No Taste for Air
• “Them Portagees Are Wrecking That House”
• The Inalienable Right of Revulsion
Senhor Fragoza
• The Dermatologist’s Report •“I Don’t want a Portagee in the Family”
• Better Far Better
• “What Kind of a Name Is That Anyway?”
• The “Mudsill” Analogy
Senhor Oliveira
• A Money Test
• Fidel and His Father
• A National Calamity
• PA
• “I Should Have Voted for Hoover”
• Pissing in Brockton
• The Greatest Story Ever Told
• Sir Master
• Attaching the Dog
• Chatting
• The Only Portagee in Philadelphia
• Mrs. Maud D’Haze
Podubnia
His Roll
• At the Shop
• The Cuckoo Man
• Tickets
• Old Ribeiro
• The Bank
• Sunday Dinner
• At the Shop Again
• Doctors
• The Christmas Tree
• Counting Money
• The White Gloves and Brown Coat
• Insurance
• Eggs
• His Father
• The Fourth of July
• Take a Guess
• Locking Up, Saturday Night
• Work
• Giving to the House
• NO MORE
• Among the Dahlias
• Coca-Cola
• The Americans
• Cabral the Pharmacist
• Sam
• Polocks and Other People
• Hannibal and His Elephants
• Deliverance
• My Blue Suit
• Class
• ‘’If I Can Give You a Push Up, I Will Be Glad To Do It“
• College
• My Career
• Ann Arbor
• John the Beggar
• Income Tax
• Razor Blades
• Coffin Avenue
• Nothing Stays the Same
• His Father Again
• ”Do You Still Remember Setubal, Mary?“
• Gone
• Lines
• Like a Song

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