Chump Change (P.S. Series)

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A blackout brought on by a Mad Dog binge that ended with a self-inflicted steak knife wound bought Bruno Dante another stint in the nuthouse, no different from all the rest. Now it's done, and his wife, Agnes—taking time off from her personal-trainer lover—has come to pick Bruno up and to deliver a message from the West Coast: his screenwriter father is in the hospital in a coma and is not expected to live. So Bruno heads back to Los Angeles for a fraught family reunion, where the tension and stress force him to ...

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Overview

A blackout brought on by a Mad Dog binge that ended with a self-inflicted steak knife wound bought Bruno Dante another stint in the nuthouse, no different from all the rest. Now it's done, and his wife, Agnes—taking time off from her personal-trainer lover—has come to pick Bruno up and to deliver a message from the West Coast: his screenwriter father is in the hospital in a coma and is not expected to live. So Bruno heads back to Los Angeles for a fraught family reunion, where the tension and stress force him to dull the pain the only way he knows how—with alcohol. And when he wakes up naked in a stolen car with an underage hooker whose pimp has stolen his wallet, Bruno realizes the trip has just begun.

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Editorial Reviews

Los Angeles Times
“Don’t miss Chump Change. It is passionate, obscene, and quite wonderful.”
Gerard Guegan
"Not a word comes out that one would correct . . . it is sublime."
Gérard Guégan
“Not a word comes out that one would correct . . . it is sublime.”
Los Angeles Times
“Don’t miss Chump Change. It is passionate, obscene, and quite wonderful.”
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780061779244
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 12/1/2009
  • Series: P.S. Series
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 195
  • Sales rank: 1,385,511
  • Product dimensions: 5.20 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Dan Fante is the author of the memoir Fante, the novels 86'd, Chump Change, Mooch, and Spitting Off Tall Buildings, and several books of poetry, short stories, and plays. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and son.

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  • Posted February 17, 2011

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    Fante just gets better the further he falls down the ladder of success. Living in the shadow of his writer father, he has taken up the challenge and found his own voice. He is one of our greatest writers and needs to be more widely read. I can't wait for more from him. His books read so fast, I just reread them, thy are that good.

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