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.
About the Author
Dan Fante was raised in L.A. At twenty he hitchhiked to New York where he survived for over a decade on cheap whiskey, wrote thousands of unpublished poems, and failed at three suicide attempts. After getting sober, Fante returned to Los Angeles where he published his first novel in 1996. Today he lives in Venice, California with his tall wife Ayrin Leigh and a 2-year-old, blue-eyed son named Michelangelo Giovanni Fante.
“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.”