The Most Beautiful Woman in Town & Other Stories - Life in a Texas Whorehouse Summary & Analysis

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Life in a Texas Whorehouse Summary

Bukowski rides the bus from Los Angeles to New Orleans, but then doubles back to an unnamed city in Texas to find Gloria Westhaven, who had wept when she got off the bus. He lodges in a whorehouse to save money and a local newspaper runs his romantic story, helping him reunite with Gloria, whom he offends and walks away. Twice he finds himself under a table during bar fights over Texas' honor. His disinterest in sex the first day gets a whore beaten by her pimp, but a cleaning lady changing his sheets gives him an excellent ride. The newspaper runs a follow-up on the failure of Romance.

Life in a Texas Whorehouse Analysis

Bukowski on a trip to New Orleans is touched by a fellow passenger's tears when she gets off somewhere in...

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