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Wait Until Spring, Bandini

Fante, John

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ISBN 10: 0876855559 / ISBN 13: 9780876855553
Published by Black Sparrow Press, Santa Barbara, CA, 1983
Condition: fine Soft cover
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One of 500 copies only in paper covered boards over red cloth spine, paper spine label (also came in an numbered, signed edition of 200 and 26 lettered copies in special binding). A generally fine example, touch of shelf wear bottom edge. Bookseller Inventory # G134/8638

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Title: Wait Until Spring, Bandini

Publisher: Black Sparrow Press, Santa Barbara, CA

Publication Date: 1983

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:fine

Dust Jacket Condition: None issued

Edition: Limited ed

About this title


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.

About the Author:

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.

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