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The movie-making machinations of the title town are exposed in this thinly veiled Roman à clef about a hard-drinking poet-novelist turned screenwriter. Based on his experiences writing the movie Barfly, Bukowski lays open the absurdity and egotism of the film industry from the worm’s-eye view of a screenwriter.

Henry Chinaski has been asked by Jon Pinchot, a French director, to write a screenplay. Pinchot doesn’t seem to care what the story is about. Neither does Chinaski; he’s more concerned about where his next drink is coming from. Sarah, his wife, matches her husband drink for drink and worries only about getting home in time to feed their five cats.

The couple takes a precarious journey through the land of corrupt backers and bizarre creative types where the writer “was where he belonged, in some dark corner, watching.”

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  • “While Bukowski fans will welcome the reappearance of Chinaski, with his penchant for booze, women, and horse racing, film buffs should enjoy the novel for its delightful and irreverent portrayal of Hollywood. Highly recommended.”

    Library Journal

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