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Ask the Dust

(1939)
(The second book in the Bandini Quartet series)
A novel by

 
This book is another sterling recommendation from the Saltzman workshop. The under-appreciated Fante's second outing details the adventures of his alterego, Arturo Bandini, as the struggling young writer tackles Los Angeles in the late 1930s. And take it from personal experience, tackling L.A. as a destitute young scribe some decades later isn't much different. In other words: Fante gets it right and sets it down in his Chianti-steak-and-potatoes style, with prose both simple and rich. This Black Sparrow edition has a bonus: Charles Bukowski's great preface on how Fante stacks up against writers that were at once more famous--and far more anemic.

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Hardback Editions

January 1980 : USA Hardback
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Title: Ask the Dust
Author(s): John Fante
ISBN: 0-87685-444-7 / 978-0-87685-444-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Black Sparrow Books
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January 1980 : USA Hardback

Title: Ask the Dust
Author(s): John Fante
ISBN: 0-87685-445-5 / 978-0-87685-445-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Black Sparrow Press,U.S.
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Paperback Editions

October 2009 : USA Paperback
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Title: Ask the Dust
Author(s): John Fante
ISBN: 0-06-180730-3 / 978-0-06-180730-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ecco
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May 2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: Ask The Dust (Canons)
Author(s): John Fante
ISBN: 0-85786-237-5 / 978-0-85786-237-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Canongate Canons
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April 2006 : USA Paperback

Title: Ask the Dust Tie-In
Author(s): John Fante
ISBN: 0-06-112979-8 / 978-0-06-112979-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper Perennial
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February 2006 : USA Paperback
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Title: Ask the Dust
Author(s): John Fante
ISBN: 0-06-082255-4 / 978-0-06-082255-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ecco
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November 2002 : UK Paperback
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Title: Ask The Dust
Author(s): John Fante
ISBN: 1-84195-330-X / 978-1-84195-330-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Canongate Books
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January 1980 : USA Paperback
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Title: Ask the Dust
Author(s): John Fante
ISBN: 0-87685-443-9 / 978-0-87685-443-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Black Sparrow Press
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February 2000 : UK Paperback
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Title: Ask the Dust ("Rebel Inc." Classics)
Author(s): John Fante
ISBN: 0-86241-987-5 / 978-0-86241-987-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd
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October 1998 : UK Paperback
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Title: Ask the Dust ("Rebel Inc")
Author(s): John Fante
ISBN: 0-86241-839-9 / 978-0-86241-839-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Rebel inc.
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October 1985 : UK Paperback
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Title: Ask the Dust (Panther Books)
Author(s): John Fante
ISBN: 0-586-06424-9 / 978-0-586-06424-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Grafton
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Kindle Editions

April 2010 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Ask the Dust
Author(s): John Fante
Publisher: HarperCollins e-books
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November 2002 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Ask The Dust
Author(s): John Fante
Publisher: Canongate Books
Availability: Amazon UK   



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