06-19-2013 10:55 PM - edited 06-20-2013 10:20 AM
Here's a quick intro to Dan Fante!
His website is here: http://www.danfante.net/
His new release is POINT DOOM:
From Dan Fante, the son of novelist John Fante, comes a gritty detective novel featuring JD Fiorella, an ex-private investigator who's bent on avenging his friend's murder.
Failed private investigator JD Fiorella was a pro at finding trouble. Mixing it up with the wrong people in New York, he escaped to L.A.—only to hit rock-bottom after too many nightmares and too much booze.
Now forty-six and sober, JD is working hard to get it together. Living in Malibu at his mother's house in Point Dume, he's got a new job selling used cars with his friend Woody and a new girlfriend. But just as things are looking up, JD discovers a gruesome murder. Now the ex-private detective has to make a choice.
Determined to exact vengeance, he follows a twisting trail of clues that leads him to unexpected truths about himself and his new life—and to a psychopathic killer with an eerie connection to his past. And, as JD soon learns, this time there's no easy way out.
06-19-2013 10:58 PM
Dan Fante was born and raised in Los Angeles. At twenty, he quit school and hit the road, eventually ending up as a New York City resident for twelve years. Fante has worked at dozens of crummy jobs including: door to door salesman, taxi driver, window washer, telemarketer, private investigator, night hotel manager, chauffeur, mailroom clerk, deck hand, dishwasher, carnival barker, envelope stuffer, dating service counselor, furniture salesman, and parking attendant. Fante is married and has a two year old son named Michaelangelo Giovanni Fante. He hopes eventually to learn to play the harmonica..
Dan Fante (born 1944 in Los Angeles, California) is an American author and playwright.
Chump Change, Mooch,"86'd" and Spitting Off Tall Buildings comprise a trilogy, based around Fante's hard living alter-ego Bruno Dante. Chump Change found publication in Franceoriginally, before being published in the US by Sun Dog Press. The trilogy was then published by UK publisher Canongate. Short Dog is a collection of short stories, based around Fante's life as a cab driver in LA.
Fante is the son of acclaimed novelist John Fante whose writing came back into vogue afterCharles Bukowski declared him "my God", and wrote the introduction to the reprint of Fante's seminal novel about life in Los Angeles, Ask the Dust.
As well as novels and short stories, Fante is the author of two plays - "The Closer / The Boiler Room" described by the Los Angeles Times as "Ferociously Profane", and "Don Giovanni", about which 3:AM Magazine said: "For those who want to know what is REALLY going on in post-modern American literature right now, Don Giovanni should be essential reading." Both plays are published in book form by Long Beach publisher Burning Shore Press.
06-19-2013 11:04 PM
- FROM WIKIPEDIA:
- Chump Change (1998)
- Mooch (2001)
- Spitting Off Tall Buildings (2002)
- Short Dog: Cab Driver Stories from the L. A. Streets (2002)
- Gin Pissing, Raw Meat, Dual Carburettor V-8 Son-of-a-Bitch from Los Angeles (2002), poetry
- Renewal, Bottle of Smoke Press (2005), Short Story
- Don Giovanni: A Play (2006)
- Kissed by a Fat Waitress (2008), poetry
- 86'd (2009)
- John Fante & The Hollywood Ten, Bottle of Smoke Press (2010),
- Fante: A Family's Legacy of Writing, Drinking and Surviving (2011)
06-19-2013 11:06 PM - edited 06-20-2013 10:29 AM
06-20-2013 08:22 AM
Hi, Dan. Welcome to the forum. I will definitely check into your books as they sound interesting.
06-20-2013 10:20 AM