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This is Charles Bukowski's brilliant, fantastical pastiche of a detective story. Packed with wit, invention and Bukowski's trademark lowlife adventures, it is the final novel of one of the most enjoyable and influential cult writers of the last century. Nicky Belane, private detective and career alcoholic, is a troubled man. He is plagued not just by broads, booze, lack of cash and a raging ego, but also by the surreal jobs he's been hired to do. Not only has been hired to track down French classical author Celine - who's meant to be dead - but he's also supposed to find the elusive Red Sparrow - which may or may not be real.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 192 pages
  • 130 x 194 x 14mm | 179g
  • Virgin Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • None
  • 0753511894
  • 9780753511893
  • 579,618

About Charles Bukowski

Charles Bukowski was born in 1920 and became one of America's best-known writers. During his lifetime he published more than forty-five books of poetry and prose including the novels Post Office (1971), Factotum (1975) and Women (1978) all available from Virgin Books. He completed Pulp, his final novel, shortly before his death in 1994
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Review quote

"'Not since George Orwell has the condition of being down-and-out been so well recorded' New York Times"
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"Not since George Orwell has the condition of being down-and-out been so well recorded"
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21,441 ratings
3.68 out of 5 stars
5 23% (4,899)
4 36% (7,756)
3 30% (6,416)
2 9% (1,887)
1 2% (483)
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