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“Ask the Dust” by John Fante

“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 by him 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.”

Taken from HarperCollins.

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The recommended titles are in the Library of the International Institute. If you are interested in reading this recommendation, you can check its availability at library catalogue.

Ask the dust / John Fante; Introduction by Charles Bukowski. — Edinburgh: Canongate, 2002. — 198 p. ; 20cm

ISBN 978-1-84195-330-4

PS3511.A594 A93 2002