Friday, 16 May 2008

John Fante

Chapter One

He came along, kicking the deep snow. Here was a disgusted man. His name was Svevo Bandini, and he lived three blocks down the street. He was cold and there were holes in his shoes. That morning he had patched the holes on the inside with pieces of cardboard from a macaroni box. The macaroni in that box was not paid for. He had tought of that as he placed the cardboard inside of his shoes.

Extract. Wait until Spring, Bandini. John Fante.