Chump Change

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Sun Dog Press, 1998 - Fiction - 198 pages
22 Reviews
Fiction. The book follows the exploits of Bruno Dante. In New York his life is a train wreck and is turned into an upheaval when he gets the call from Los Angeles that his screenwriter father is in a coma and not expected to live. The next three weeks on the streets on the streets of L.A. will change Bruno Dante's life forever. The book expresses the bewilderment of its hero and its author with rawness, crudeness, and shock, and also serves as a very beautiful and touching homage to Fante's famous father John Fante.

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Great story, loved the prose style. - Goodreads
Along with really good, angry, take no BS writing. - Goodreads
Great characterization, and dialogue. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Josie Boyce - Goodreads

Gritty like Bukowski, with a real crusty heart. I liked this book better than any of Fante the father's books. Great characterization, and dialogue. Poor doggy. Read full review

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User Review  - Roberto Condado conde - Goodreads

Brutal. Read full review



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About the author (1998)

Dan Fante was raised in L.A. At twenty he hitchhiked to New York where he survived for over a decade on cheap whiskey, wrote thousands of unpublished poems, and failed at three suicide attempts. After getting sober, Fante returned to Los Angeles where he published his first novel in 1996. Today he lives in Venice, California with his tall wife Ayrin Leigh and a 2-year-old, blue-eyed son named Michelangelo Giovanni Fante.

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