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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 twelvestep 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.
Dan Fante is the son of novelist John Fante. He is the author of several books of poems, short stories, and plays, and the novels 86d, Chump Change, Mooch, and Spitting Off Tall Buildings. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and son.
“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.”