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86'd: A Novel

Authors: Fante, Dan
Publisher: HarperCollins e-books
BISAC/Subject: FIC014000, FIC000000, FIC028000
ISBN: 9780061959127, Related ISBNs: 006195912X, 9780061779220, 9780061959127
Classification: Fiction
Number of pages: 272,
Audience: General/trade
Synopsis:

In Los Angeles, struggling telemarketer-writer and part-time drunk Bruno Dante is jobless again. The publication of his book of short stories has been put off indefinitely. Searching the want ads for a gig, he finds a chauffeur job. When Bruno calls the number in the ad, he discovers the boss is his former Manhattan employer David Koffman, who is opening a West Coast branch of his thriving limo service. Koffman hires Bruno as resident manager of Dav-Ko Hollywood under one condition: he must remain sober. But instant business success triggers an abrupt booze-and-blackout-soaked downward spiral for Bruno, forcing him to confront his own madness as he struggles to keep his old familiar demons from getting the best of him yet again.

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