86'd: A Novel (P.S.) by Dan Fante

By Dan Fante

In l. a., suffering telemarketer-writer and part-time inebriated Bruno Dante is jobless back. The e-book of his booklet of brief tales has been dispose of indefinitely. looking out the wish advertisements for a gig, he reveals a chauffeur activity. while Bruno calls the quantity within the advert, he discovers the boss is his former long island enterprise David Koffman, who's commencing a West Coast department of his thriving limo provider. Koffman hires Bruno as resident supervisor of Dav-Ko Hollywood less than one : he needs to stay sober. yet immediate enterprise luck triggers an abrupt booze-and-blackout-soaked downward spiral for Bruno, forcing him to confront his personal insanity as he struggles to maintain his previous widely used demons from getting the simplest of him another time.

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Her unoccupied garage space behind the Villas contained, at her count, thirty-five thousand books. C. A. Her poetry and short fiction had been published in anthologies and literary journals and she’d been married to a screenwriter named Arthur Smart who had cashed in years before on the ninth fairway at Riviera golf course. Art once worked at MGM Studios as a contract writer with Jonathan Dante. C. My customer went on. She once sat between Charlie Chaplin and Greta Garbo while dining at the Brown Derby with her husband and William Saroyan, after Saroyan had been awarded but declined the Pulitzer Prize.

M. a week or so later. An accident in one of the stretch limos that afternoon, an angry road manager and a screaming chauffeur, and a few drinks after dinner to level things out had turned a bad day into two pints of Schenley and a badass drunk. A. Weekly for half an hour. Calling out-call hookers. But because I didn’t have enough cash I’d been turned down, pissed off, and hung up on a half dozen times. Finally, pretty drunk, and determined to get laid at any price, wearing only my T-shirt, I made my way downstairs.

I had no interest in another blow up. I needed the job if I was to continue my writing. Koffman’s publicist’s newest brainstorm of a formal wedding-looking invitation to our California clients had worked like magic. The filigreed announcement featured a color photo of Pearl, our gaudy white flagship limo. The phones were ringing and the company was really taking off. We had movie people and wannabe celebrities coming out of the woodwork, courtesy of Dav-Ko’s publicity and advertising blitz. Our client roster looked impressive: Famous guys like Mick Jagger, Elton John, Rod Stewart, Ringo Starr, Paul Simon.

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