This section provides a short description of all the major characters in the book. This can be printed out as a study guide for students, used as a "key" for leading a class discussion, or you can jump to the quiz/homework section to find worksheets that incorporate these descriptions into a variety of question formats.
Henry Chinaski - He is the son of a workaholic veteran of World War I. He has left home and spent time in San Francisco and New York City. Everything he owns fits in a yellow cardboard suitcase which he has painted black with shoe polish.
Jan Meadows - This character and Henry spend a lot of time at the racetrack and otherwise do little but drink wine, make love, and steal cigarettes from parked cars.
Laura - She has retained long, lovely legs and a firm body, but is obviously an alcoholic....
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