The Most Beautiful Woman in Town & Other Stories - A Drinking Partner Summary & Analysis

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A Drinking Partner Summary

A "younger model" of Bukowski, Jeff works with him as a "flunky" in an auto parts warehouse on Flower St. (or maybe Figueroa St.). Both are currently without a woman (Bukowski for 14-18 months), eat little, and drink heavily, particularly on Saturday nights, to have Sunday for recovery. Both usually come to work with hangovers and regard this as a private joke.

Jeff introduces Bukowski to Gramercy Edwards, who butchers an annoying neighborhood bulldog that Jeff catches. Bukowski is disgusted and never sees that "victim of reform schools and prisons" again, but Jeff is a great drinking partner, and Bukowski sticks with him. Jeff's biggest drawback is that he get violent whenever he drinks, is a good "duker," and is the strongest man Bukowski ever meets.

One Saturday night after some heavy drinking at their favorite bar, the Green...

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