Fante has been discussed in many threads over the years. You may want to use the search button and read about what else he has written and read other comments on Ask the Dust.
Yes, Bukowski was influenced by Fante, even called him his god. https://bukowskiforum.com/search/1326434/?q=John Fante&o=date
Good find on Amazon!
My apologies for being deeply sarcastic. The whole 'Bandini Quartet' is worth checking out, as is most of his other fiction, in my opinion. The Road to Los Angeles is out of kilter with the other three Arturo Bandini novels though.