The Resource Fat city, Leonard Gardner ; introduction by Denis Johnson

Fat city, Leonard Gardner ; introduction by Denis Johnson

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Fat city
Title
Fat city
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Leonard Gardner ; introduction by Denis Johnson
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Language
eng
Summary
Fat City is a vivid novel of allegiance and defeat, of the potent promise of the good life and the desperation and drink that waylay those whom it eludes. Stockton, California, is the setting: the Lido Gym, the Hotel Coma, Main Street lunchrooms and dingy bars, days like long twilights in houses obscured by untrimmed shrubs and black walnut trees. When two men meet in the ring<U+2014>the retired boxer Billy Tully and the newcomer Ernie Munger<U+2014>their brief bout sets into motion their hidden fates, initiating young Munger into the company of men and luring Tully back into training. In a dispassionate and composed voice, Leonard Gardner narrates their swings of fortune, and the stubborn optimism of their manager, Ruben Luna, as he watches the most promising boys one by one succumb to some undefined weakness; still, “There was always someone who wanted to fight.”
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DLC
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3557.A713
LC item number
F3 2015
Literary form
fiction
Series statement
New York Review Books classics
Fat city, Leonard Gardner ; introduction by Denis Johnson
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Fat city, Leonard Gardner ; introduction by Denis Johnson
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Dimensions
21 cm.
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Extent
viii, 191 pages
Isbn
9781590178928
Isbn Type
(pbk. : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2015019900
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • ocn898909751
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