INTRODUCTION BY RODDY DOYLE
'He brought everyone down to earth, even the angels'
Charles Bukowski is one of the greatest authors of the twentieth century.
The autobiographical Ham on Rye is widely considered his finest novel.
A classic of American literature, it offers powerful insight into his youth through the prism of his alter-ego Henry Chinaski, who grew up to be the legendary Hank Chinaski of Post Office and Factotum.