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By middle age, Henry Chinaski has lost more than twelve years of
his life to the United States Postal Service. In a world where his three true,
bitter pleasures are women, booze, and racetrack betting, he somehow drags his
hangover out of bed every dawn to lug waterlogged mailbags up mud-soaked
mountains, outsmart vicious guard dogs, and pray to survive the day-to-day
trials of sadistic bosses and certifiable coworkers.
1971 novel, the one that catapulted its author to national fame, is the perfect
introduction to the grimly hysterical world of legendary writer and poet Charles
Bukowski and his fictional alter ego, Chinaski.
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