Product Description "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, … see full wiki
Some writers you read for adventure or adventure. You pick up a Ludlum or Tolkien novel to be taken on a ride in their imaginary or semi-imaginary roles. They have strong characters fighting great struggles against a definable evil. There is a middle, beginning, and end. Others you read for personal expression. It is some writer writing an often personal, and often character-driven piece told from a point of view. Imagine Salinger's … more
Henry "Hank" Chinaski gets a temporary Christmas job with the Post Office as a carrier, with an ease that is surprising to him. He finds himself delivering the mail and getting laid, which doesn't seem to interrupt his home life consisting of Betty and booze. Then he signs on as a full time substitute and works for the boss from hell, Mr. Jonstone. Jonstone regularly gives Hank the worse routes, for Hank isn't afraid to voice his distaste for his job. He takes a break from … more
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