Harper Perennial, Paperback, 9780061779251, 180pp.
Publication Date: December 1, 2009
Bruno Dante is the best boiler-room salesman in Los Angeles. There's only one problem: he can't keep a good thing going. When he becomes involved with a beautiful but dangerous fellow Orbit Computer Supplies employee--sexy ex-stripper, gangbanger, and crackhead Jimmi Valiente--Bruno's ready to chuck his job and his most recent twelve-step program. Leaping headfirst into an impossibly destructive love-hate relationship with the addictive Jimmi, Bruno finds it's not long at all before his world begins to spiral out of control . . . again.
“Dark and bleak, dirty and real. . . . Dan Fante’s style is raw, insightful, and deftly realized.”
-Time Out New York
“Breathtaking writing. . . . Angry, acerbic, self-pitying and often painfully funny. . . Read it at your peril.”
“This devastating and terrifying book . . . sees Fante writing the kind of emotionally tormented novel that his father would surely have written if he’d been born into Dan’s generation.”