By Dan Fante
In la, suffering telemarketer-writer and part-time under the influence of alcohol Bruno Dante is jobless back. The book of his e-book 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 new york organisation 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 situation: he needs to stay sober. yet speedy company good fortune 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 everyday demons from getting the easiest of him once more.
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One mighty stroke at a time. Anyway, I know you’re busy. All I can say is: God bless America and God bless the banking industry. Sincerely, Bruno Dante thirteen T he sex thing with Portia continued and I was becoming more crazy and edgy and angry with myself. The brutal mind attacks and the messages of stupidity and self-judgment were relentless. It was far worse in the morning after a night of booze. Jimmy’s voice screaming at me: “Coward! Fool! You screwed that skinny, crippled bitch again! You’re using her.
Back in the house Cecil directed me to a room on the ground floor at the end of a hall. Its door was made of thick wood and armed with a double lock denying access to his wife and daughter and any other uninvited meddler. Inside was a sort of half museum, half shrine where Rick alone was boss. Everything in the room, even the stale cigarette smell, enforced the personality of its excessive, troubled occupant. I felt him there behind me—leering—furious with me for encroaching on his privacy. Across the room in one corner was his large drawing board, its surface a disorganized collage of unfinished automobile sketches and clipped newspaper articles.
Are you also following in your father’s footsteps? ” “I shouldn’t be surprised. ” “It appears that I will need your help, Bruno. ” “Sure,” I said. ” “I’d like you to go inside and tell Marcella that I’m waiting for her here in the car and that there are photographers everywhere as well. ” “Sure. ” “I did mention that La Natura is a cosmetic line. ” Once again I felt my pee-pee being slapped. ” I said. ” There was Che-Che surrounded by women and fans and a cable TV camera crew. She was six feet tall and ridiculously beautiful.
86'd: A Novel (P.S.) by Dan Fante