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Sex

Sex thrums throughout Post Office. During his second day as a substitute mail carrier, narrator Henry ("Hank") Chinaski has sex with a lonely woman along his route, and goes back a few more times before getting bored. He is shacked up with Betty at the time, but this does not slow him. He flirts with loose female neighbors until Betty throws him out. Henry bounces back, marrying a rich, sex-crazed Texas nymph who nearly eats him alive and gets turned on when potted geraniums fall on him from as the bed shakes. After knocking off a good one for old time's sake, Joyce moves on to a "real gentleman" at work and Henry hooks up again with Betty. When they go to bed, it is not the same. Betty drinks herself to death, and after her funeral, Henry meets and beds Vi, but is too drunk to perform...

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