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The Most Beautiful Woman in Town Summary

Henry Charles Bukowski, Jr. and beautiful, erratic Cass share a brief affair. She refuses to "shack" and kills herself while he is unavailable at work, leaving him deeply hurt. Cass is introduced as the youngest of five sisters who finds Bukowski's ugliness attractive. Accepting a drink, she asks if Bukowski finds her pretty and then horrifies him by driving a hat pin through her nose. The bartender nearly throws them out. They move to his apartment, where he surprises her by waiting until morning for sex. Charles leaves town for six months, returns, and resumes the affair. He is upset by more piercings and scars from an attempt at slitting her throat. They enjoy beach life as much as sex, but Cass does not want to live together. After a week's work that...

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