Something Like a Dream, Robert Richter
A gringo expatriate on the Mexican west coast, Cotton Waters is known to his cantina buddies as "Algo"—Something in Spanish. Algo is an ex-political activist and beach bum. In Nayarit fishing villages, he scrounges his lazy living and a little beer money out of the Puerto Vallarta tourist trade as a hustler of a Mexican Riviera lost-and-found—helping some people get lost and finding others—if the price is right or the cause is worth it. In the summer of '82 the worthy cause is Corina Springfield, possibly the most beautiful woman Cotton Waters has ever seen.