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Ask the Dust by John Fante (80th Anniversary Edition)

Ask the Dust by John Fante (80th Anniversary Edition)

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Newly reissued by HarperPerennial, here is the second acclaimed novel from one of the 20th century’s greatest and most influential American writers, soon to be a major motion picture

“Fante was my God.”—Charles Bukowski

John Fante’s second book details the adventures of his alter ego, Arturo Bandini, a young writer in Los Angeles in the late 1930s. Struggling to succeed, Bandini falls in love with the elusive, mocking, unstable Camilla Lopez, a Mexican waitress. Yet just as fortune looms on the horizon with the publication of his first novel, everything falls apart when Camilla has a nervous breakdown and disappears—propelling Bandini to reject the writer’s life.

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