Brotherhood of the Grape by John Fante
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Brotherhood of the Grape
By John Fante

The Brotherhood of the Grape


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Brotherhood of the Grape by John Fante

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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. His mother, ill and devoutly Catholic, still has the power both to comfort and confuse her children. Nick has been offered some well-paid work to build a smokehouse in the hills, and Henry, realising this might be the last chance they have to reconcile things, agrees to lend a hand. What he doesn't appreciate is how much this journey is going to change his view of his father. The Brotherhood of the Grape is vintage Fante, brimming with love, death, violence and religion. Writing with great passion, Fante powerfully describes the damage that family can wreak upon us all.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781841956190
ISBN-10: 1841956198
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 127mm x 13mm)
Pages: 208
Imprint: Canongate Books Ltd
Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd
Publish Date: 10-Mar-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Bandini Quartet by John Fante Bandini Quartet, Paperback (June 2004)

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1933 Was a Bad Year by John Fante 1933 Was a Bad Year, Paperback (October 2001)

Trapped in a small, poverty-ridden town in 1933, seventeen-year-old Dominic Molise yearns to fulfil his own dreams of becoming an American sports hero. This teenage southpaw aspires to big leagues, big recognition and big love. He struggles, though, against reality of his Italian parents, and comes under pressure to go into the family business.

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Author Biography - John Fante

Born in Denver on 8 April 1909, John Fante migrated to Los Angeles in his early twenties. Classically out of place in a town built on celluloid dreams, Fante's literary fiction was full of torn grace and redemptive vengeance. Wait Until Spring, Bandini (1938), his first novel, began the saga of Arturo Bandini, a character whose story continues in The Road to Los Angeles, Ask the Dust and Dreams from Bunker Hill - collectively known as The Bandini Quartet. Fante published several other novels, as well as stories, novellas and screenplays in his seventy-four years, including The Brotherhood of the Grape (1977) and 1933 Was A Bad Year (posthumously, 1985). He was posthumously recognised in 1987 with a Lifetime Achievement Award by PEN in Los Angeles, four years after his death from diabetes-related complications.

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