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The Brotherhood of the Grape

The Brotherhood of the Grape

  • Title: The Brotherhood of the Grape
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  • ISBN : 9781841956190
  • Format : Paperback
  • Language : English
  • Page : 204 pages


Henry Molise, a 50 year old, successful writer, returns to the family home to help with the latest drama his aging parents want to divorce Henry s tyrannical, brick laying father, Nick, though weak and alcoholic, can still strike fear into the hearts of his sons His mother, though ill and devout to her Catholicism, still has the power to comfort and confuse her children Henry Molise, a 50 year old, successful writer, returns to the family home to help with the latest drama his aging parents want to divorce Henry s tyrannical, brick laying father, Nick, though weak and alcoholic, can still strike fear into the hearts of his sons His mother, though ill and devout to her Catholicism, still has the power to comfort and confuse her children This is typical of Fante s novels, it s autobiographical, and brimming with love, death, violence and religion Writing with great passion Fante powerfully hits home the damage family can wreck upon us all


Author John Fante

Fante s early years were spent in relative poverty The son of an Italian born father, Nicola Fante, and an Italian American mother, Mary Capolungo, Fante was educated in various Catholic schools in Boulder and Denver, Colorado, and briefly attended the University of Colorado.In 1929, he dropped out of college and moved to Southern California to concentrate on his writing He lived and worked in W




The Brotherhood of the Grape Reviews (31)

  • English The Brotherhood of the Grape Italiano One night last September my brother phoned from San Elmo to report that Mama and Papa were again talking about divorce So what else is new This time it s for real, Mario said

    This is a wonderful novel, whose main character is Nick Molise, a retired co [..]

  • It is better to die of drink than to die of thirst I know they say don t judge a book by its cover but The Brotherhood of the Grape is one of those exceptions More wine went down the hatch in this novel than all the other novels I have read put together All right, that s probably not true, but I lik [..]

  • From the blurbHenry Molise, a 50 year old, successful writer, returns to the family home to help with the latest drama his aging parents want to divorce Henry s tyrannical, brick laying father, Nick, though weak and alcoholic, can still strike fear into the hearts of his sons His mother, though ill [..]

  • Writer Henry Molise gets a call from one of his brothers His elderly mother demands a divorce from his father and he travels to San Elmo to fix the situation He ends up building a smokehouse in the mountains.A fabulous book with a light and enticing style devoid of all pretentiousness It contains on [..]

  • An absolutely sensational novel Want to give this six stars One of the best books I have ever read Everyone raves about Ask the Dust but if you ask me THIS is the American novel to end all American novels They were chunks of rough hewn granite, gray and misshapen I bent down to heft one of th [..]

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