Short Dog: Cab Driver Stories from the L. A. Streets

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Sun Dog Press, Jan 1, 2006 - Fiction - 114 pages
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Fiction. In this collection of 8 short fictions the author of A-GIN-PISSING-RAW-MEAT-DUEL-CARBURETOR-V8-SON-OF-A-BITCH FROM LOS ANGELES and CHUMP CHANGE gives "a running commentary on the truth behind Los Angeles's gleaming fa ade--a life of brief encounters, desperation, addiction and the chasm-sized distance between people. Dan Fante takes the traditional cab driver 'knowledge' to a deeper place fueled by raw emotion, wine-guzzling existentialism and fleetingly poetic epiphanies. Here, the City of Angels' halo has definitely slipped"--Time Out Magazine. The work of Dan Fante, son of author John Fante, has also been praised by John Fowles and likened to "the genius of Bukowski and Hubert Selby, JR."--Elle."

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Blurb........"A running commentary on the truth behind Los Angeles' gleaming fašade - a life of brief encounters, desperation addiction and the chasm-sized distance between people - Corksucker digs ... Read full review

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At its best Fante's writing is my absolute favorite kind of stuff: clear, no nonsense prose with an internalist narrative focus, and stories revolving around the flawed, oddball characters that ... Read full review


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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in L.A. At twenty he hitchhiked to New York where he survived for over a decade on cheap whiskey, wrote thousands of unpublished poems, and failed at three suicide attempts.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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