Ham On Rye Publisher: Black Sparrow Press
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- Sales Rank:1,411,845
- Shipping Weight (lbs):0.8
- Dimensions (in):8.8 x 5.7 x 0.8
- Publication Date:2001
Like his previous works, Ham on Rye is set in Los Angeles, where the author grew up. Bukowski keeps his descriptions of his hometown grounded in its reality, paying more attention to the people that make up Los Angeles than to the city itself. This type of description does not venerate or idealize the city, a contrast to other so-called "Los Angeles Novels". Scenes outside of Los Angeles show Chinaski as an intruder, as with an early scene where he and his family are chased out of an orange grove. The story takes place at home, his different schools, the doctors, and around his town.
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