Ask the Dust

Author(s): John Fante

fiction

"Ask the Dust" is a virtuoso performance by an influential master of the twentieth-century American novel. It is the story of Arturo Bandini, a young writer in 1930s Los Angeles who falls hard for the elusive, mocking, unstable Camilla Lopez, a Mexican waitress. Struggling to survive, he perseveres until, at last, his first novel is published. But the bright light of success is extinguished when Camilla has a nervous breakdown and disappears . . . and Bandini forever rejects the writer's life he fought so hard to attain.

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General Fields

  • : 9780060822552
  • : HarperCollins Publishers
  • : HarperCollins Publishers
  • : January 2006
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : John Fante
  • : Paperback / softback
  • : 165