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Tales of Ordinary Madness Chapter Summary & Analysis - I Shot a Man in Reno Summary

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I Shot a Man in Reno Summary

Bukowski is staying with a friend, listening to some music. When Johnny Cash's recording of "Folsom Prison" comes on, Bukowski thinks that Cash has no business singing about prison to men who are in prison, and he decides to leave. He visits his friend Jim, who has been very professionally successful. Jim hires Bukowski for a three-month job, and then Bukowski goes to a bar where he runs into Luke, another man that he has not seen in years. Luke describes some of the horrible jobs that he has worked since he quit working at the post office. Bukowski approaches a woman who has been smiling at him, and she pulls out a knife. He takes the knife away and he and Luke leave the bar. She follows and has sex with Luke in the back of...

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