Broad humor and bitter irony collide in this fictional autobiography of Rabo Karabekian, who, at age seventy-one, wants to be left alone on his Long Island estate with the secret he has locked inside his potato barn. But then a voluptuous young widow badgers Rabo into telling his life story--and Vonnegut in turn tells us the plain, heart-hammering truth about man's careless fancy to create or destroy what he loves.
"Ranks with Vonnegut's best and goes one step beyond . . . joyous, soaring fiction."--"The Atlanta Journal and Constitution ""Vonnegut is at his edifying best."--"The Philadelphia Inquirer""Vonnegut is George Orwell, Dr. Caligari and Flash Gordon compounded into one writer . . . a zany but moral mad scientist. "--"Time"
Series: Delta Fiction
Number Of Pages: 336
Published: 8th September 1998
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.32 x 13.41 x 1.88
Weight (kg): 0.29