A SAD FLOWER IN THE SAND


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A black-and-white photo of John Fante, a middle-aged white man with short hair, wearing a white T-shirt and sitting with his arm resting on a table in front of a painted brick wall and looking off to the side Fante was my God.
—Charles Bukowski

Meet John Fante, one of the great outsider figures of 20th century literature. During his lifetime, his novels—now considered to be some of the finest of his era—were largely ignored. 

A SAD FLOWER IN THE SAND is a hypnotic tour through Fante’s life and his Los Angeles—the streets, hotels, and gin joints that were his home and inspiration.

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