Curtis loves Bukowski; Hajar has never read his novels but hated him before she’d even read a word, mainly based on encounters with professed fans. She decided to open her mind and see whether Post Office, the story of Henry Chinaski, an alcoholic and gambling lowlife who works at the post office, could change her uninformed opinion of Charles Bukowski.
Henry Chinaski is a lowlife loser with a hand-to-mouth existence. His menial post office day job supports a life of beer, one-night stands and racetracks. Lurid, uncompromising and hilarious, Post Office is a landmark in American literature, and over 1 million copies have been sold worldwide.
The new edition is augmented with an anecdotal introduction by the modern Welsh cult-literary author, Niall Griffiths – a writer who was working in a British post office when he first read Bukowski’s Post Office.
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