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John Fante

John Fante was a Los Angeles novelist who wrote often of working-class Italian families. He is best known for his novel Ask the Dust.


A Nun No More

Autumn 1940 | Fiction

My mother went to a high school which was run by the nuns. After she got through she wanted to be a nun too. My Grandma Toscana told me. But Grandma and the whole family didn't want her to become a nun. They told her it was all right for girls in other families to become nuns, but not their daughter.