Spitting Off Tall Buildings: A Novel (Paperback)
Dan Fante is the author of the memoir Fante, the novels 86'd, Chump Change, Mooch, and Spitting Off Tall Buildings, and several books of poetry, short stories, and plays. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and son.
“Evokes brutally and skillfully the violently numb condition of his alter ego.” — The Times (London)
“As we trawl with him through deadbeat and dead-end jobs, this unsettling novel is haunted by the spectre of Charles Bukowski.” — The Times (London)
“Moments which brush the genius of Bukowski and Hubert Selby.” — Elle (France)
“It gives an honest misfit’s view of America far too few know.” — John Fowles
“A truly great American novel.” — Scotland on Sunday
“Dan Fante’s novel does an excellent job of delivering this tale of depraved despair with a steady one-two-punch rhythm that hurts like hell while still being impossible to put down.” — Sacramento Book Review