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How-life writer and unrepentant alcoholic Henry Chinaski was born to survive. After decades of slacking off at low-paying dead-end jobs, blowing his cash on booze and women, and scrimping by in flea-bitten apartments, Chinaski sees his poetic star rising at last. Now, at fifty, he is reveling in his sudden rock-star life, running three hundred hangovers a year, and maintaining a sex life that would cripple Casanova.

With all of Bukowski's trademark humor and gritty, dark honesty, this 1978 follow-up to Post Office and Factotum is an uncompromising account of life on the edge.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 134 x 200 x 22mm | 281.23g
  • HarperCollins Ecco
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0061177598
  • 9780061177590
  • 12,117

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46,907 ratings
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