Santa Rosa: Black Sparrow Press, 1993. Item #5803
Nineteenth Printing. Octavo (23.5cm); decorative paper-covered boards and black cloth backstrip, with title label mounted to spine; publisher's original acetate dustjacket; ,11-205,pp. Faint foxing to text edges, else Near Fine in a lightly rubbed, Near Fine dustjacket. Bukowski's second novel, following his alter-ego Henry Chinaski through post-WW2 America as he blows through a series of dead-end jobs. Basis for Bent Hammer's 2005 film adaptation, starring Lili Taylor, Marisa Tomei, and an appropriately sleazy Matt Dillon.