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Mooch (P.S. Series)
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Mooch (P.S. Series)

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by Dan Fante
 

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In Mooch, aspiring writer and part-time drunk Bruno Dante is finally sober, and has become the best boiler-room salesman in L.A. But Dan Fante’s anti-hero can’t keep a good thing going. Leaping headfirst into an impossibly destructive love-hate relationship with the addictive ex-stripper Jimmi Valiente, Bruno finds it’s not long at all

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In Mooch, aspiring writer and part-time drunk Bruno Dante is finally sober, and has become the best boiler-room salesman in L.A. But Dan Fante’s anti-hero can’t keep a good thing going. Leaping headfirst into an impossibly destructive love-hate relationship with the addictive ex-stripper Jimmi Valiente, Bruno finds it’s not long at all before his world begins to spiral out of control…again.With prose that seeps with brutal aggression and biting wit, Fante portrays the unavoidable self-destruction of a man whose inner demons won’t allow him to live within the limitations of society.

Editorial Reviews

Time Out New York
“Dark and bleak, dirty and real. . . . Dan Fante’s style is raw, insightful, and deftly realized.”
Uncut
“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.”
Anthony Bourdain
“Breathtaking writing. . . . Angry, acerbic, self-pitying and often painfully funny. . . Read it at your peril.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780061779251
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
12/01/2009
Series:
P.S. Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
180
Sales rank:
1,063,798
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.60(d)

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Anthony Bourdain
“Breathtaking writing. . . . Angry, acerbic, self-pitying and often painfully funny. . . Read it at your peril.”

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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Mooch 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ronald_De_La_O More than 1 year ago
This guy rocks the hell out of his stories. Wringing the words out onto the page, you feel his rage, his pain. He has a gift that would have fit in with any of the beats and even more so as a continuation of his father's work. A different generation sure, but he has tapped into the mainline of what it means to be a down on your luck writer struggling with inner demons as well as various drug and alcohol problems. Genius. He riffs like a bebop horn player. Kerouac would have loved this writer.