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Fat City - Leonard Gardner
Fat City
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The book reveals a vision of a whole stratum of American life which up to now has been more often sentimentalized, exploited, patronized and feared by even those writers who come from it and know it best. . . . The pathetic and yet not ignoble hopes of the boxers, the dead weight of pointless... show more
The book reveals a vision of a whole stratum of American life which up to now has been more often sentimentalized, exploited, patronized and feared by even those writers who come from it and know it best. . . . The pathetic and yet not ignoble hopes of the boxers, the dead weight of pointless labor, the fragile wisps of feeling fluttering mothlike around people too timid to love and too lonely not to try.—Frank Conroy"He has got it exactly right—the hanging around gas stations, the field dust, the relentless oppressiveness of the weather, the bleak liaisons sealed on levees and Greyhound buses. . . .Fat City affected me more than any new fiction I've read in a long while."—Joan Didion
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780520206571 (0520206576)
Publisher: University of California Press
Pages no: 183
Edition language: English
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A decent book about manhood. The novel tracks three men -- 2 boxers and their manager -- in southern california in the fifties. Ernie is a young, up-and-coming kid discovered by Billy Tully, a 30 year old who gave up the sport two years prior but now must work fruit and vegetable fields to make mone...
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