# 1 The N.S. (No Spoil) Book Tease

posted by Dr. James G. Hood
Thursday, May 27, 2010

Smart Sass, Languished Love, and Culture Crutches 

During the Depression in Los Angeles, Arturo Bandini is a man of fire with one goal: to become a published author. Camilla is a woman that holds special beauty for Bandini. When the two become a couple, blood pressures run high and tempers snap hot. Bandini’s novel unfolds as their relationship unravels—a short, beautiful piece of prose. John Fante’s novella, Ask the Dust, is a perfect summer read.



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