Meet John Fante

Ask the Dust

John Fante’s writing career spanned half of the twentieth century. His brilliance was that he wrote in a way that was unfussy and so bluntly honest that some sentences, as unfussy as they were, cut you right to the bone. Ask the Dust, Wait Until Spring Bandini, The Brotherhood of the Grape… all of these books were highly personal, spellbinding and unsparing. Bukowski relaunched Fante’s career late in life, after Fante went blind for fuck’s sake.

More about this over at our favorite website Dangerous Minds.