Henry Chinaski is a low life loser with a hand-to-mouth existence. His menial Post Office day job supports a life of beer, one-night stands and racetracks. Lurid, uncompromising and hilarious, "Post Office" is a landmark in American literature. "Post Office" was Charles Bukowski's debut novel, and has sold over a million copies in more than a dozen languages since its first publication in 1971. Bukowski's Beat Generation writing reflects his tough upbringing, his succession of menial jobs and his experience of low life urban America. He died in 1994 and is widely acknowledged as one of the most distinctive writers of the last fifty years.