Charles Bukowski's brilliant, fantastical pastiche of a detective story. Packed with wit, invention and Bukowski's trademark lowlife adventures, it is the final novel of one of the most enjoyable and influential cult writers of the last century. Nicky Belane, private detective and career alcoholic, is a troubled man. He is plagued not just by broads, booze, lack of cash and a raging ego, but also by the surreal jobs he's been hired to do. Not only has been hired to track down French classical author Celine - who's meant to be dead - but he's also supposed to find the elusive Red Sparrow - which may or may not be real.
"Not since George Orwell has the condition of being down-and-out been so well recorded" New York Times
Charles Bukowski, geb. am 16. August 1920 in Andernach, lebte seit seinem zweiten Lebensjahr in Los Angeles. Nach Jobs als Tankwart, Schlachthof- und Hafenarbeiter begann er zu schreiben und veröffentlichte weit über 40 Prosa- und Lyrikbände. Charles Bukowski starb am 9. März 1994 in San Pedro/L.A.