Wait Until Spring, Bandini
A powerful, lyrical and touching tale of a turbulent adolescent trying to break out of the suffocating, prison-like confinements of family, poverty and religion in a small town, Wait Until Spring, Bandini tells the story of a winter in the childhood of Arturo Bandini, oldest son of Italian immigrants living in Colorado during the Great Depression. With its powerful and evocative account of tragic love affairs, grinding poverty and adolescence in turmoil, this first novel from the Bandini quartet is a much-neglected masterpiece of modern American literature.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - rimbo90 - LibraryThing
Like I have seen in a lot of other comments about this book, I discovered Fante via Bukowski. This, to date, is the only book I have read by him but I found it brilliant. Very absorbing and beautiful ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - blanderson - LibraryThing
Choppy opening, before Fante hits his pissed off, nihilistic stride. Heartwarming and funny, the sort of stories where you feel bad for someone and want to wring their neck at the same time. Read full review