A Donald Barthelme Collection

Title:  Sam's Bar  An American Landscape
Printing:  First
Year of publication:  1987
Publisher:  A Dolphin Book, Doubleday & Co.
City:  Garden City, New York
Number of Pages:  ?, pages unnumbered
Cover:  hard cover
Library of Congress Catalog Card Number:  87-9155
ISBN:  0-85-24264-6


At five o'clock, work ends. Maybe five-thirty. Maybe five forty-five. Work is over. Thank God. People come to Sam's Bar. Every night at five-fifteen, five-forty, ten to six. Sam's not there. Or maybe Sam is there. People ask Chuck, the other bartender, "Where's Sam?" "He's not here," says Chuck, "what'll you have?"