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Bruno Dante - aspirant playwright, part-time depressive and long-time drunk - has hitchhiked cross country. Escaping the sunshine, have-a-nice-day culture of L.A. for the more cynical climate of New York.
He should fit right in. But if there's money for beer he's sure to mess things up.
A rut of deadbeat temping jobs follow. But Dante won't play office politics or kiss ass, so they don't last. Longer stints as the night manager of a run-down hotel, a window cleaner and, finally, a cabbie, are punctuated by whacked-out affairs, drinking binges and bouts of depression.
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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.About the Author:
Dan Fante was born and raised in Los Angeles. He is the son of writer John Fante. Dan Fante has worked dozens of crummy jobs. He hopes eventually to meet a fat waitress and learn to play the harmonica. Spitting Off Tall Buildings is the brilliant final chapter in the Bruno Dante trilogy, which is opened by Chump Change and also includes Mooch.
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Book Description Canongate Books, 2002. Paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX1841951900
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