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Chump Change (Paperback)

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Description


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.

About 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.

Praise For…


“Don’t miss Chump Change. It is passionate, obscene, and quite wonderful.”
-Los Angeles Times

“Not a word comes out that one would correct . . . it is sublime.”
-Gérard Guégan

Product Details
ISBN: 9780061779244
ISBN-10: 0061779245
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Publication Date: December 2009
Pages: 195
Language: English