He came along, kicking the snow. Here was a disgusted man. His name was Svevo Bandini, and he lived three blocks down that street. He was cold and there were holes in his shoes. That morning he had patched the holes on the inside with pieces of cardboard from a macaroni box. The macaroni in that box was not paid for. He had thought of that as he placed the cardboard inside his shoes.
"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.
John Fante began writing in 1929 and published his first short story in 1932. His first novel, Wait Until Spring, Bandini, was published in 1938 and was the first of his Arturo Bandini series of novels, which also include The Road to Los Angeles and Ask the Dust. A prolific screenwriter, he was stricken with diabetes in 1955. Complications from the disease brought about his blindness in 1978 and, within two years, the amputation of both legs. He continued to write by dictation to his wife, Joyce, and published Dreams from Bunker Hill, the final installment of the Arturo Bandini series, in 1982. He died on May 8, 1983, at the age of seventy-four.
"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.
Book Description Black Sparrow Press, Santa Rosa, California, U.S.A., 1983. Hard Cover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: Glassine Dust Wrapper. 1 of 500 cloth trade copies. Bookseller Inventory # 103050
Book Description Black Sparrow Pr, 1983. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. First Edition. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0876855559