Originally published in 1982, the novel has been translated by Mohammadreza Shekari for Ofoq pulication.
My first collision with fame was hardly memorable. I was a busboy at Marx's Deli. The year was 1934. The place was Third and Hill, Los Angeles. I was twenty-one years old, living in a world bounded on the west by Bunder Hill, on the east by Los Angeles Street, on the south by Pershing Square, and on the north by Cicic Center.
I was a busboy nonpareil, with great verve and style for the profession, and though I was dreadfully underpaid (one dollar a day plus meals) I attracted considerable attention as I whirled from table to table, balancing a tray on one hand, and eliciting smiles from my customers. I had something else beside a waiter's skill to offer my patrons, for I was also a writer.
Fante's early years were spent in relative poverty. The son fo 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.
Ofoq published a Persian translation of Fante's nover ''Wait Until Spring. Bandini'' by Shekari in 2021.