Low-life writer and unrepentant alcoholic Henry Chinaski was a born survivor. After decades of scraping by with low-paying dead-end jobs, resting his head in flea-ridden apartments, and frivolously blowing his cash on booze and equivocal women, Chinaski sees a burgeoning poetic star on the rise, and it’s none other than his own. At fifty, he is reveling in his newfound rock-stardom, running three hundred hangovers a year, and maintaining a sex life that would cripple Casanova.
With Bukowski’s trademark dark humor and gritty honesty, his 1978 follow-up to Post Office and Factotum is an uncompromising account of life on the edge.
Paperback, 292 pages.