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by John Fante

Category: Contemporary
Subcategory: Fiction
Author: John Fante
ISBN: 1841956198
ISBN13: 978-1841956190
Language: English
Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd (February 28, 2005)
Pages: 240
Fb2 eBook: 1554 kb
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John Fante is an American writer who doesn’t get his due respect. The man writes with passion, anger, and a craving for life. The Brotherhood Of The Grape is the third book I’ve read from Fante. So far the man is three for three with all aces. This book is about Henry Molise, a professional writer who was living a comfortable life in Redondo Beach until his brother calls to tell him their elderly parents are getting a divorce. Henry’s father, Nick, is an alcoholic stone mason who never gave up John Fante is an American writer who doesn’t get his due respect.

John Fante changed the way I read books. He changed Bukowski's life and writing forever. I recall the thought that crossed my mind while reading: "I'd be curious to read what Richard Russo may have done with these characters" (big fan of Richard Russo).

John Fante (April 8, 1909 – May 8, 1983) was an American novelist, short story writer and screenwriter. He is best known for his l novel Ask the Dust (1939) about the life of a struggling writer, Arturo Bandini, in Depression-era. He is best known for his l novel Ask the Dust (1939) about the life of a struggling writer, Arturo Bandini, in Depression-era Los Angeles. It is widely considered the great Los Angeles novel and is one in a series of four, published between 1938 and 1985, that are now collectively called "The Bandini Quartet".

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The Brotherhood of the Grape is vintage Fante, brimming with love, death, violence and religion

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. show more. Format Paperback 208 pages. Dimensions 127 x 198 x 13mm 141g. Publication date 10 Mar 2005. Publisher Canongate Books Ltd. Publication City/Country Edinburgh, United Kingdom.

This is typical of Fante's novels, it's autobiographical, and brimming with love, death, violence and religion. Writing with great passion Fante powerfully hits home the damage family can wreck upon us all. Fiction. To read this book, upload an EPUB or FB2 file to Bookmate.

Fante's book about a Catholic Italian family and their relationships with each other is a beautifully crafted book. Fante has a great ear for dialogue and his narrator's role as the dutiful son is very well executed. It reads like Bukowski only not as funny. There are some funny moments and some poignant ones as well. I could picture these people as people I have known.

The Brotherhood of the Grape. It's not every day that a writer, almost unheard of in his lifetime, emerges twenty years after his death as a voice of his generation. Henry Molise, a 50 year old, successful writer, returns to the family home to help with the latest drama; his aging parents want to divorce. Henry's tyrannical, brick laying father, Nick, though weak and alcoholic, can still strike fear into the hearts of his sons. His mother, though ill and devout to her Catholicism, still has the power to comfort and confuse her children. But then again, there aren't many writers with such irrepressible genius as John Fante.

Henry Molise, a 50 year old, successful writer, returns to the family home to help with the latest drama; his aging parents want to divorce. Henry's tyrannical, brick laying father, Nick, though weak and alcoholic, can still strike fear into the hearts of his sons. His mother, though ill and devout to her Catholicism, still has the power to comfort and confuse her children. This is typical of Fante's novels, it's autobiographical, and brimming with love, death, violence and religion. Writing with great passion Fante powerfully hits home the damage family can wreck upon us all.
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Sti
John Fante changed the way I read books. Seriously. He changed Bukowski's life and writing forever.

I read Ask The Dust at the beginning of this year. I'm 19, so it vaguely captured a lot of angst that I've been feeling since high school. The plight of being whatever it is you want to be, and the plight of being alive. To call life a "plight" is perhaps overzealous. But in these books, life is exactly that.

This, however, is Brotherhood. Not Ask the Dust. It is narrated by a different kind of writer, one who is more focused on fathers and sons. Ask the Dust is Arturo's journey, this journey is shared by a whole family.

Henry's parents are supposedly getting divorced, again. Henry, thus, goes home on a mission to mend the broken relationship the best he can. The rest is a story so funny, convincing, and relatable that it has to be set down sometimes.

This novel contains no cheap tricks, and doesn't intend to send you obscure messages that will go over most readers heads. No. This is one of the fathers of dirty realism flexing his muscles. This is a timeless story, and isn't soon to be forgotten by those who cherish it. I hope you'll give it a try!

Happy reading!
Vonalij
I have not read all of John Fante, but I think this is my favorite version of the Bandini story (though it's no longer the Bandini's by name). I recall the thought that crossed my mind while reading: "I'd be curious to read what Richard Russo may have done with these characters" (big fan of Richard Russo). Anyway, my favorite Fante...
Gietadia
I thoroughly enjoyed reading Mr. Fante. I felt that the story, while intriguing, ending too abruptly. Mr. Fante, was an exceptional writer in my humble opinion.
Use_Death
Well, so far, this was the first book I have read of John Fante's and I absolutely loved it. I finished it only a week ago and the images still stick with me pretty well. My first thought after finishing the book, was that I liked the fact that he used a simplistic style in his writing. There wasn't anything fancy or over-elaborate about it. It just comes from the gut. I don't want to ruin the book for anyone, so I'll avoid any heavy plot details, however the book hit a few emotional nerves in me that related to the story.

The characters are very likeable. The father in the story especially stood out to me. He is a drunkard (who is sometimes unfaithful and abusive to his wife). He's the kind of guy you'd like to punch in the face, and then hug him afterwards. You just can't hate the guy, regardless of how imperfect and angry he is.

A highly recommended read.
Cordantrius
This is the seminal author for Charles Bukowski and if you happen to be Italian-American its and even bigger bonus but not required. It is a book about family somewhat reminiscent of Tim Conway's "Death of Santini".
Ranicengi
I can see why Bukowski was a fan of Fante. His writing is excellent and I'm surprised I hadn't come across the man's books before. I do plan on reading other of his works now. Check him out!
romrom
I love John Fante. I've read several of his books and this did not disappoint.
Fante is my favorite author. "Brotherhood" is as good as any of his more acclaimed works.
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