This is 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.
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.