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Mooch ("Rebel Inc") Paperback – 31 Oct 2000


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  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Rebel inc. (31 Oct. 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1841950696
  • ISBN-13: 978-1841950693
  • Product Dimensions: 13.5 x 1.7 x 21.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,707,104 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Dan Fante's anti-hero, Bruno Dante is back. Ten months after the death of his legendary father, he has cleaned himself up, straightened out, and is back on the wagon.

Dante is also back on the mooch, selling computer supplies for an all-American straight guy in a company staffed with a motley crew of ex-addicts and alcoholics.

But when Orbit Computer Supplies hires the beautiful Jimmi Valiente, a Mexican femme fatale with a gang-banger background, Dante's world once again prepares to go into free fall.

Like the Oscar-winning movie, American Beauty, Dan Fante's Mooch is another nail hammered straight into the heart of the American Dream. And like his superb debut novel, Chump Change, Mooch provides further proof that Fante is a contemporary writer of enormous power, pathos, humanity and humour.


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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By jason@bridges21.fsnet.co.uk on 27 Nov. 2000
Format: Paperback
Dan Fante continues the saga of Bruno Dante with "Mooch"...battling with booze and infatuation he picks up the tale some time down the line from "Chump Change" the opening tale of the Dante trilogy. Fante writes with a clear, precise line reminisent of his father John...but owes more in content to his fathers most famous ( or infamous) pupil Charles Bukowski. A trip through L.A.'s sordid underbelly "Mooch" tells of the madness, hopelessness and endless turmoil of a life in disaray...cutting edge?...this is it.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By lesbiannun@yahoo.com on 11 Jan. 2002
Format: Paperback
This story of Bruno Dante (alter ego of writer John Fante)really made me think of his father's classic novel 'Ask the Dusk' only written by Charles Bukowski. This is not entirely fair though, Fante has enough of his own style to warrant a read of this superb book.
The story takes place over a short period in which Dante battles alcoholism while trying to dry out in AA meetings and doing phone sales (and doing them quite well I might add). Destructive tendencies keep rearing their ugly head though (namely a crazy crack smoking lap-dancer that Dante falls for).
Despite the sleazyness of the character you are always sympathetic (hell, at least I was)and just can't help but turn another page. The pace is relentless, I ended up reading this in one sitting.
Newcomers to fante should begin with his first novel 'Chump Change'and no one should miss the chance to read 'Ask the Dusk'.
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By Grant Hogan Jr on 9 May 2014
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I absolutely love Dan Fante

A real chip of the old block.

Highly recommended. If you like Willy Vlautin or Charles Bukoswki there is a high likelihood you will love this novel.

RECOMMENDED!
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Format: Kindle Edition
Like Dan Fante 's book " Chump Change ", this book packs no punches. It does however provide a realistic insight into the world of the addictive mind from several perspectives very well. Something which a lot of novels & novelists cannot match.
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Dan Fante is a good writer and compulsively readable, like his gifted father, John, and like Bukowski and Celine. He is much darker than John Fante; there's almost no light at the end of the tunnel. He's been making his own mark in this trilogy of novels. He is talented, and he is haunting.
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