The Brotherhood of the Grape
By (author) John Fante
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Brotherhood of the Grape by John Fante
Book DescriptionHenry Molise, a 50 year old, successful writer, returns to the family home to help with the latest drama; his aging parents want to divorce. Henry's tyrannical, brick laying father, Nick, though weak and alcoholic, can still strike fear into the hearts of his sons. His mother, though ill and devout to her Catholicism, still has the power to comfort and confuse her children. This is typical of Fante's novels, it's autobiographical, and brimming with love, death, violence and religion. Writing with great passion Fante powerfully hits home the damage family can wreck upon us all.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780876857267
(228mm x 152mm x 13mm)
Imprint: Black Sparrow Press,U.S.
Publisher: David R. Godine Publisher Inc
Publish Date: 1-Apr-1988
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author John Fante
Ask the Dust, Paperback (May 2012)
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Wait Until Spring, Bandini, Paperback (July 2007)
A tale of a turbulent adolescent trying to break out of the suffocating, prison-like confinements of family, poverty and religion in a small town. This work tells the story of a winter in the childhood of Arturo Bandini, oldest son of Italian immigrants living in Colorado during the Great Depression.
Brotherhood of the Grape, Paperback (March 2005)
Henry Molise, a fifty-year-old successful writer, returns to the family home to help with the latest drama; his elderly parents want to divorce. Henry's tyrannical, bricklaying father, Nick, despite being weakened by age and alcoholism, can still strike fear into the hearts of his sons.
Bandini Quartet, Paperback (June 2004)» View all books by John Fante
Possessing a style of deceptive simplicity, emotional immediacy and tremendous psychological point, among the novels, short stories and screenplays that complete his career, the author's crowning accomplishment is the Arturo Bandini tetralogy.
US Kirkus Review » This is just as full of life as John Fante's novel of that title which came out - can it be - 25 years ago. . . full of life and death in affectionate synch and guessably based on a father who might have been the cussin' image of Nicholas Molise, an old cock, a fighting cock of 76. Actually his wife has accused him of adultery and put him in the slammer which he refuses to leave, unvindicated. Nick has always been a tyrannical, vociferous "dirty old goat" - getting sloshed at the Cafe Roma and gambling all he earns as a stonemason, and more. Now he wants his oldest son Henry (the narrator, a writer) to come with him on one last job up in the mountains building a smokehouse; all his apprentices have long since died or defected. Henry can't say no but it will be the end of Nick who has a diabetic coma, splits the hospital, goes to a winery, and dies as he lived. In Chianti veritas, tears and a warm glow. (Kirkus Reviews)
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