Ham on Rye

Author(s): Charles Bukowski


In what is widely hailed as the best of his many novels, Charles Bukowski details the long, lonely years of his own hardscrabble youth in the raw voice of alter ego Henry Chinaski. From a harrowingly cheerless childhood in Germany through acne-riddled high school years and his adolescent discoveries of alcohol, women, and the Los Angeles Public Library's collection of D. H. Lawrence, "Ham on Rye" offers a crude, brutal, and savagely funny portrait of an outcast's coming-of-age during the desperate days of the Great Depression.

Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9780061177583
  • : HarperCollins Publishers
  • : ECCO Press
  • : February 2007
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Charles Bukowski
  • : Paperback / softback
  • : 2002
  • : 283