Charles Bukowski's classic roman à clef, Post Office, captures the despair, drudgery, and happy dissolution of his alter ego, Henry Chinaski, as he enters middle age.
Post Office is an account of Bukowski alter-ego Henry Chinaski. It covers the period of Chinaski's life from the mid-1950s to his resignation from the United States Postal Service in 1969, interrupted only by a brief hiatus during which he supported himself by gambling at horse races.
"The Walt Whitman of Los Angeles."—Joyce Carol Oates
"He brought everybody down to earth, even the angels."—Leonard Cohen, songwriter