There is a lot of drinking in a Jerzy Pilch story. In fact, you might say that was the main plot if not for the colourful characters and all their ambitious plans. I have enjoyed the three books of his that I have read and look forward to acquiring and reading "His Current Woman." "The Mighty Angel" (my favorite) translated by Bill Johnston, "A Thousand Peaceful Cities" translated by David Frick, and "My First Suicide" also translated by David Frick are available from Open Letter. A great Polish writer with lots to say on addiction in all its forms.