Brotherhood of the Grape

Brotherhood of the Grape

4.14 (3,232 ratings by Goodreads)
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  • Paperback | 192 pages
  • 104.14 x 175.26 x 15.24mm | 204.12g
  • Bantam USA
  • New York, United States
  • 0553119397
  • 9780553119398

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This is just as full of life as John Fante's novel of that title which came out - can it be - 25 years ago. . . full of life and death in affectionate synch and guessably based on a father who might have been the cussin' image of Nicholas Molise, an old cock, a fighting cock of 76. Actually his wife has accused him of adultery and put him in the slammer which he refuses to leave, unvindicated. Nick has always been a tyrannical, vociferous "dirty old goat" - getting sloshed at the Cafe Roma and gambling all he earns as a stonemason, and more. Now he wants his oldest son Henry (the narrator, a writer) to come with him on one last job up in the mountains building a smokehouse; all his apprentices have long since died or defected. Henry can't say no but it will be the end of Nick who has a diabetic coma, splits the hospital, goes to a winery, and dies as he lived. In Chianti veritas, tears and a warm glow. (Kirkus Reviews)
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3,232 ratings
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4 42% (1,362)
3 18% (568)
2 2% (66)
1 1% (17)
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