Full Of Life

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Fante's breakthrough novel! FULL OF LIFE, Fante's 4th book, became an instant best-seller (in 1952), and this novel was both serialized and sold to the movies. Fante was hired to write the screenplay, and the 1956 film, starring Judy Holliday, became not only an artistic but a box office success.

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Poignant, funny and unabashedly autobiographical, FULL OF LIFE addresses the trials of expectant fatherhood with self-deflating wit, candor and affection. Dropping the mask of Arturo Bandini, his alter-ego in previous books, the novelist here casts himself, John Fante, as the protagonist. This likeable hero is a Hollywood movie writer whose own domestic life is far less glamorous than the screen images he must create--termites are eating down his walls almost as fast as his slightly neurotic and hugely pregnant wife is driving him up them; his Italian-immigrant father, who wants him to produce a male heir and take his place as the family scion, won't give him a moment's rest; the hero finds himself perpetually problem-beset, perplexed and bemused.

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Author John Fante
Publisher Ecco
Page Count 161pp
Publication Size 5.75 x 8.75
Publication Notes Paperback
Publication Date 2002.0
ISBN 978-0876857182

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