About this book
"Bukowski has created in "Ham on Rye" a deeply incisive and semi-autobiographical account of Henry Chinaski and his turbulent life. A must read" "GQ". Introduction by Roddy Doyle.
Follows the path of the author's alter-ego Henry Chinaski through the high school years of acne and rejection and into the beginning of a long and successful career in alcoholism. This novel begins against the backdrop of an America devastated by the Depression and takes the Chinaski legend up to the bombing of Pearl Harbour.