The Trackappears in a magician, gone..., the player - This is one of the author's favorite places.
The Freewayappears in the freeway life, drive through hell, what am I doing? - This is where Chinaski drives fast and wild.
Chinaski's catsappears in working it out, another casualty; supposedly famous - These are Chinaski's constant companions in the present.
Captain Walrusappears in let's make a deal - This is a fictional deity to whom Chinaski prays in let's make a deal.
Rejection slipsappears in the Master Plan, death sat on my knee and cracked with laugh - These items, generally from the Atlantic Monthly, are the bane of young Chinaski's existence.
The Bombappears in putrefaction, let 'em go, someday I'll write a primer ... - This refers to the nuclear escalation between the USSR and America. It is a metaphor for stupid paternalistic terror in the 1980's.
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