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The Big Hunger Paperback – May 31, 2002
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About the Author
John Fante began writing in 1929 and published his first short story in 1932. His first novel, Wait Until Spring, Bandini, was published in 1938 and was the first of his Arturo Bandini series of novels, which also include The Road to Los Angeles and Ask the Dust. A prolific screenwriter, he was stricken with diabetes in 1955. Complications from the disease brought about his blindness in 1978 and, within two years, the amputation of both legs. He continued to write by dictation to his wife, Joyce, and published Dreams from Bunker Hill, the final installment of the Arturo Bandini series, in 1982. He died on May 8, 1983, at the age of seventy-four.
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Top Customer Reviews
The stories of The Big Hunger are many and varied and show a number of different writing styles. This is a great book and one worth keeping.
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Reading Fante is, to me, like sitting next to a cool older guy tell you how it used to be without being condescending. You want to buy him a brew to keep it coming.Published 2 months ago by Binge Sleeper
Fante is one of the best writers ever! When you read his words you just go with the flow. The flow of simplicity, the flow love, of the doubts, the flow of family, of expectations,... Read morePublished on October 19, 2012 by Greg Missick