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.
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.
During his lifetime Bukowski published more than forty five books of poetry and prose including the cult classic bestselling novels Post Office (1971) factotum (1975) and Women (1978), all of whic are avaible from Virgin Books.