Pulp : A Novel

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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
  • 128 x 198 x 17mm | 138g
  • Virgin Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • Revised edition
  • 0753518171
  • 9780753518175
  • 72,994

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"Not since George Orwell has the condition of being down-and-out been so well recorded"
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"Not since George Orwell has the condition of being down-and-out been so well recorded" * New York Times *
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About Charles Bukowski

During his lifetime Bukowski published more than forty-five books of poetry and prose including the novels Post Office (1971) and Factotum (1975). He is one of America's most distinctive writers and a voice for both the outsider and low life Americana.
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21,441 ratings
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5 23% (4,899)
4 36% (7,756)
3 30% (6,416)
2 9% (1,887)
1 2% (483)
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