Spitting Off Tall Buildings
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Spitting Off Tall Buildings

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Now back in print to coincide with the publication of his new novel, 86'd, Dan Fante's Spitting Off Tall Buildings is the story of aspiring writer and part-time drunk Bruno Dante, who leaves sunny Los Angeles for cold, hard New York City. Falling into a string of temporary, dead-end jobs, punctuated by meaningless affairs and intense drinking, Bruno has almost had enough when a sudden event offers him the opportunity to get his life back on track--unless screwing up, like drinking, proves a habit too difficult to shake. In prose steeped with rage and surprising humor, Fante presents a point of view of America that only the true outlaw will recognize.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 154 pages
  • 133 x 205 x 11mm | 136g
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 0061779237
  • 9780061779237
  • 338,136

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Back cover copy

Bruno Dante has fled Los Angeles for New York City. With its cold, hard edge, it's his kind of town. . . . But the string of deadbeat temporary telemarketing gigs is getting to Bruno and the steady work he can stand is hard to come by. Bruno's trying everything: hotel night manager, window cleaner, and cab driver, all the while punctuating his unsatisfying employment experiments with meaningless affairs and intense drinking binges. Then something totally unexpected pops up and Bruno finds himself in a position to act responsibly, to start writing again, and to get his life back on track. But like his drinking, screwing up might be a habit that's too deeply ingrained to shake.
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Review quote

"Dan Fante's novel does an excellent job of delivering this tale of depraved despair with a steady one-two-punch rhythm that hurts like hell while still being impossible to put down."--Sacramento Book Review
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Rating details

444 ratings
3.82 out of 5 stars
5 23% (101)
4 48% (211)
3 21% (94)
2 7% (31)
1 2% (7)
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