Aspiring young writer Fante Bukowski lives in a flophouse, drinks cheap beer at seedy bars, and pecks away at his typewriter, striving in vain to write the next great American novel. There’s just one problem: he has no talent for writing. But that won't stop him from pursuing his lofty goals, encountering along the way inexplicably popular poets, snobby literary agents, and fellow budding novelist Audrey Catron. With an ear for hilarious dialogue and no end of grist for the mill, cartoonist Noah Van Sciver’s pointed skewering of literary pretention and fatuous “mansplainers” has garnered multiple Eisner Awards nominations and made Bukowski more popular than he could have ever hoped.
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