Fat city

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Vintage Books, 1986 - Fiction - 183 pages
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Originally published in 1969, "Fat City" is an American classic whose stature has increased over the years. Made into an acclaimed film by John Huston, the book is set in and around Stockton, California.

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LJ's reviewer found this "sordid saga of cheap hotels, cheap women, cheap dreams, and little or no fulfillment" to be "expertly written" (LJ 9/1/69). The plot finds palooka Billy Tully teaming up with a young would-be fighter who is destined to follow in Tully's footsteps. Read full review


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Leonard Gardner was born in Stockton. His writing has appeared in "The Paris Review, Esquire, Southwest Review", and other magazines. His screen adaptation of "Fat City" was made into a film by John Huston. A Guggenheim Fellow, he lives in northern California.