Spitting Off Tall Buildings (Paperback)

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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.

Praise For…

“Evokes brutally and skillfully the violently numb condition of his alter ego.”
-The Times (London)

“As we trawl with him through deadbeat and dead-end jobs, this unsettling novel is haunted by the spectre of Charles Bukowski.”
-The Times (London)

“Moments which brush the genius of Bukowski and Hubert Selby.”
-Elle (France)

“It gives an honest misfit’s view of America far too few know.”
-John Fowles

“A truly great American novel.”
-Scotland on Sunday

“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

Product Details
ISBN: 9780061779237
ISBN-10: 0061779237
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Publication Date: December 2009
Pages: 154
Language: English
Series: P.S.

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