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ISBN13: 9780060822552
ISBN10: 0060822554
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Ask the Dust is a virtuoso performance by an influential master of the 20th-century American novel. It is the story of Arturo Bandini, a young writer in 1930s Los Angeles who falls hard for the elusive, mocking, unstable Camilla Lopez, a Mexican waitress. Struggling to survive, he perseveres until, at last, his first novel is published. But the bright light of success is extinguished when Camilla has a nervous breakdown and disappears... and Bandini forever rejects the writer's life he fought so hard to attain.

About the Author

John Fante began writing in 1929 and published his first short story in 1932. His first novel, Wait Until Spring, Bandini, was published in 1938 and was the first of his Arturo Bandini series of novels, which also include The Road to Los Angeles and Ask the Dust. A prolific screenwriter, he was stricken with diabetes in 1955. Complications from the disease brought about his blindness in 1978 and, within two years, the amputation of both legs. He continued to write by dictation to his wife, Joyce, and published Dreams from Bunker Hill, the final installment of the Arturo Bandini series, in 1982. He died on May 8, 1983, at the age of 74.

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alwaysreadingx2, January 6, 2010 (view all comments by alwaysreadingx2)
This is the book that sent me on a mad scramble to read everything that John Fante wrote. Is it the best book I read in ten years? You bet. It should be required reading for all high school students. Don't let this writer slip thru the cracks. He deserves to be remembered for the great talent that he was.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780060822552
Author:
Fante, John
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Introduction by:
Bukowski, Charles
Introduction:
Bukowski, Charles
Author:
by John Fante
Subject:
General
Subject:
Authors
Subject:
Young men
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
California
Subject:
Bildungsromans
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Series:
P.S.
Publication Date:
20060231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
5 x 5 in 11.20 oz

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