"Fante was my God." Charles Bukowski "If you haven't yet discovered John Fante, you're in for a wonderful treat." Evening Standard "Fante's writing has a freshness that should shame many of today's scribblers." Sunday Herald "An excellent rites of passage tale, infused with all the gory humiliation, rich humour and treacherous hormones of adolescence." Buzz"
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From the Back Cover
Wait Until Spring, Bandini
is the turbulent story of a young Arturo Bandini trying to break out of the suffocating, prison-like confinements of family life, poverty and religion in small-town Colorado during the Great Depression.
With its powerful and evocative account of tragic love affairs, grinding poverty and adolescence in turmoil, John Fante's first published novel is a much-neglected masterpiece of modern American literature.