Fat City

Product Number: EB00592163
Released: Sep 08, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781590178935
Publisher: NYRB Classics
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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-the retired boxer Billy Tully and the newcomer Ernie Munger - their brief bout sets into motion their hidden fates, initiating young Ernie into the company of men and luring Tully back into training. In a dispassionate and composed voice, Gardner narrates their swings of fortune, and the plodding 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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Author(s): Leonard Gardner
Original Publish Date: Sep 08, 2015

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Author(s): Leonard Gardner
Narrator(s): R.C. Bray
Product Number DD25235
Released: May 31, 2016
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Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
ISBN: #9781515900290
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Author(s): Leonard Gardner
Narrator(s): R.C. Bray
Product Number Z100115756
Released: May 31, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
ISBN: #9781515920298

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