Opening with the exotic Lady Death entering the gumshoe-writer´s seedy office in pursuit of a writer named Celine, this novel demonstrates Bukowski´s own brand of humour and realism, opening up a landscape of seamy Los Angeles.
Charles Bukowski is one of America’s best-known contemporary writers of poetry and prose and, many would claim, its most influential and imitated poet. He was born in 1920 in Andernach, Germany, to an American soldier father and a German mother, and brought to the United States at the age of two. He was raised in Los Angeles and lived there for over fifty years. He died in San Pedro, California, on March 9, 1994, at the age of seventy-three, shortly after completing his last novel, Pulp.