Ask the Dust
Ask the Dust

This book is another sterling recommendation from the Saltzman workshop. The under-appreciated Fante's second outing details the adventures of his alterego, Arturo Bandini, as the struggling young writer tackles Los Angeles in the late 1930s. And take it from personal experience, tackling L.A. as a destitute young scribe some decades later isn't much different. In other words: Fante gets it right and sets it down in his Chianti-steak-and-potatoes style, with prose both simple and rich. This Black Sparrow edition has a bonus: Charles Bukowski's great preface on how Fante stacks up against writers that were at once more famous--and far more anemic.

Title Ask the Dust
Author John Fante
Publisher Harper Perennial Modern Classics
Title First Published 01 February 2006
Format Paperback
Nb of pages 192 p.
ISBN-10 0060822554
ISBN-13 9780060822552
Publication Date 01 February 2006
Main content page count 192
Weight 16 oz.

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