Arturo Bandini smuggled in his cat. Eating, sleeping, smoking – that’s his day. Occasionally, random attempts at getting something done.
Humans are met, some bound is formed and immediately broken. Arthur recently changed his name, to confuse creditors. Now he’s called Andrus Poder, and pretends to be working at a newspaper stand.
Here are John Fante’s works, and here is an interview with Cart Life author, Richard Hofmeier. The two inhabit the same hallucinated and deeply realistic world, just in a slightly different time and media.