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 ebook of brief tales has been cast off indefinitely. looking out the wish advertisements for a gig, he reveals a chauffeur activity. whilst Bruno calls the quantity within the advert, he discovers the boss is his former long island organization David Koffman, who's commencing a West Coast department of his thriving limo provider. Koffman hires Bruno as resident supervisor of Dav-Ko Hollywood lower than one : he needs to stay sober. yet fast enterprise 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 widely used demons from getting the simplest of him another time.
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There’s a first aid kit in the chauffeur’s room downstairs—I’ll go and get it. ” Struggling to get to my feet. “I have no idea. ” “Just please stay still. Stay where you are. ” A minute or so later the voice was back. “Mission accomplished.
Never stop. Never give up. I hope we bump into each other again sometime soon. Thank Christ. Thank God for the miracle of Hubert Selby, Jr. I’d followed Selby around Los Angeles for months—stalked him even—gone to half a dozen of his readings and appearances—and finally, sober that night, I’d worked up the courage to ask the great writer to have a look at my story collection. After his reading that night, behind Midnight Special Bookstore, in the parking lot as he was getting into his car, I’d approached Selby with my manuscript and asked if he would mind taking a look.
And it happened enough that it was beginning to scare me. But then the night after I saw the KK guy who sold me the cigarettes, I bet another guy—a baseball fan—twenty bucks at the Warm-Up Room bar. I’d bet him that Barry Bonds would homer for the Giants by the seventh inning. Bonds cracked one in the fifth so I decided to set aside the omen curse idea. Two of the first four limos arrived at the local Lincoln dealer in Hollywood several days after we moved in. These were new ones. Custom-built stretch limos.
86'd by Dan Fante