From the Back Cover
The Road to Los Angeles
was John Fante's first novel, written in 1933, where he introduced readers to the brash young Arturo Bandini. Bandini is a self-proclaimed genius, a Nietzchean superman, knocking on the door of literary fame and fortune, surrounded by ignorance and fools. Or so he likes to believe, as he flits from menial job to job, despising all whose views are beneath him.
In this savage, uncompromising debut novel Fante has written a coming-of-age classic which easily compares with The Catcher in the Rye but predates it by several decades. This is the first in the four-book Arturo Bandini cycle of novels ans was discovered posthumously among his paper in 1983.
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