86'd: A Novel

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HarperCollins, Sep 22, 2009 - Fiction - 272 pages
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In Los Angeles, struggling telemarketer-writer and part-time drunk Bruno Dante is jobless again. The publication of his book of short stories has been put off indefinitely. Searching the want ads for a gig, he finds a chauffeur job. When Bruno calls the number in the ad, he discovers the boss is his former Manhattan employer David Koffman, who is opening a West Coast branch of his thriving limo service. Koffman hires Bruno as resident manager of Dav-Ko Hollywood under one condition: he must remain sober. But instant business success triggers an abrupt booze-and-blackout-soaked downward spiral for Bruno, forcing him to confront his own madness as he struggles to keep his old familiar demons from getting the best of him yet again.

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This fourth novel in the Dante series follows the life of Bruno Dante (based not so loosely on the author) as he negotiates the urban underworld of contemporary Los Angeles. It opens as publication of ... Read full review

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Dan Fante is the son of novelist John Fante. He is the author of several books of poems, short stories, and plays, and the novels 86’d, Chump Change, Mooch, and Spitting Off Tall Buildings. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and son.

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