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Ask the Dust
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Black Sparrow Pr
Publication date June 1, 1980
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780876854433
ISBN-10 0876854439
Dimensions 0 by 6 by 8.75 in.
Weight 0.60 lbs.
Availability§ Publisher Out of Stock Indefinitely
Original list price $15.00
§As reported by publisher
Summaries and Reviews description: Product Description: Fiction. John Fante was born in Colorado in 1909 and began writing in 1929. He published numerous short stories, novels and screenplays in the following decades. ASK THE DUST, a coming-of-age novel set in Los Angeles, was first published in 1939. Says Charles Bukowski, in the preface to ASK THE DUST, of his first encounter with Fante's work, "Then one day I pulled a book down and opened it, and there it was. I stood for a moment, reading. Then like a man who had found gold in the city dump, I carried the book to a table. The lines rolled easily across the page, there was a flow. Each line had its own energy and was followed by another like it. The very substance of each line gave the page a form, a feeling of something carved into it. And here, at last, was a man who was not afraid of emotion. The humour and the pain were intermixed with a superb simplicity ... that book was a wild and enormous miracle to me." John Fante died in 1983.

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from Black Sparrow Pr (March 1, 1980)
9780876854440 | details & prices | 6.50 × 9.50 × 0.75 in. | 0.95 lbs | List price $25.00
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Reprint edition from Ecco Pr (October 30, 2016)
9780061807305 | details & prices | 192 pages | List price $16.99
About: Ask the Dust is a virtuoso performance by an influential master of the twentieth-century American novel.
With Charles Bukowski (other contributor) | Reprint edition from Ecco Pr (February 1, 2006)
9780060822552 | details & prices | 165 pages | 5.00 × 7.75 × 0.50 in. | 0.35 lbs | List price $15.99
About: A struggling writer lodging in a seedy LA hotel, Arturo Bandini falls in love with Camilla Lopez, a elusive, unstable Mexican waitress, and they embark on a strange and strained love-hate relationship that inexorably descends into madness.
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from Black Sparrow Pr (June 1, 1980)
9780876854433 | details & prices | 6.00 × 8.75 × 0.05 in. | 0.60 lbs | List price $15.00
About: Fiction.
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from Harpercollins (May 18, 2010)
9780062013002 | details & prices | 192 pages | List price $9.99

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