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West of Rome

(1986)
A collection of stories by

 
West of Rome's two novellas, "My Dog Stupid" and "The Orgy," fulfill the promise of their rousing titles. The latter novella opens with virtuoso description: "His name was Frank Gagliano, and he did not believe in God. He was that most singular and startling craftsman of the building trade-a left-handed bricklayer. Like my father, Frank came from Torcella Peligna, a cliff-hugging town in the Abruzzi. Lean as a spider, he wore a leather cap and puttees the year around, and he was so bowlegged a dog could lope between his knees without touching them."

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Hardback Editions

October 1995 : USA Hardback
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Title: West of Rome
Author(s): John Fante
ISBN: 0-87685-678-4 / 978-0-87685-678-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Black Sparrow Books
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August 1986 : USA Hardback

Title: West of Rome
Author(s): John Fante
ISBN: 0-87685-679-2 / 978-0-87685-679-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Black Sparrow Pr
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Paperback Editions

May 2002 : USA Paperback
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Title: West of Rome
Author(s): John Fante
ISBN: 0-87685-677-6 / 978-0-87685-677-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper Perennial
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Kindle Editions

May 2010 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: West of Rome
Author(s): John Fante
Publisher: HarperCollins e-books
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