The Most Beautiful Woman in Town & Other Stories - Kid Stardust on the Porterhouse Summary & Analysis

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Kid Stardust on the Porterhouse Summary

Needing money, Bukowski signs on at a meat-packing plant and entertains his tough fellow workers until he can take it no more and quits. Bukowski has applied at the plant before but been too disgusted to work and left. To get around this, he invents a persona, Kid Stardust, whose boxing fame conveniently lies outside the U.S. His fellow workers appear to be Black Muslims, and Bukowski feels the intimidation of the schoolyard again. Handling meat is disgusting and requires technique. He manages to learn it but cannot do it fast enough to suit others. At break time, he is assigned to move a truck instead. Having done that, he quits and goes to a bar.

Kid Stardust on the Porterhouse Analysis

The second story finds Bukowski short of money and too depressed to...

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