Ham on Rye
Paperback | 283 pages
Charles Bukowski’s 1982 novel Ham on Rye is a follow-up to Post Office, Factotum, and Women and details the hard-scrabble youth of Bukowski alter-ego Henry Chinaski
Ham on Rye follows the path of Bukowski alter-ego Henry Chinaski through his childhood and acne-riddled high school years, and later while he drinks his way through the Depression. Ham on Rye recounts both the comical and tragic events of Bukowski’s youth and provides a nostalgic view of an inner-city Los Angeles that has long since vanished.