Ask the Dust is a virtuoso performance by an influential master of the twentieth-century American novel. It is the story of Arturo Bandini, a young writer in 1930s Los Angeles who falls hard for the elusive, mocking, unstable Camilla Lopez, a Mexican waitress. Struggling to survive, he perseveres until, at last, his first novel is published. But the bright light of success is extinguished when Camilla has a nervous breakdown and disappears . . . and Bandini forever rejects the writer's life he fought so hard to attain.
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“Those kids” he aims to make as credible as possible are Fante's characters Arturo Bandini, a 20-year-old Italian-American transplant from Colorado set to make his mark as a serious writer, and Camilla Lopez, a social-scrambling Mexican waitress who Bandini — with muddled-up feelings of infatuati...Mar 12 2006 | Read Full Review of Ask the Dust
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