Post OfficeBook - 2002
A sequel to Ham on Rye traces the adulthood of Henry Chinaski from his postwar life in the mid-1950s through his resignation from the postal service in 1969, a period marked by a short-lived effort to support himself by gambling at horse races. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.
"It began as a mistake." By middle age, Henry Chinaski has lost more than twelve years of his life to the U.S. 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. This classic 1971 novel—the one that catapulted its author to national fame—is the perfect introduction to the grimly hysterical world of legendary writer, poet, and Dirty Old Man Charles Bukowski and his fictional alter ego, Chinaski.