A novel about people, their pleasures, pains and perversions, and money. It is a satire on insanity - a millionaire's private lunacy, the inherited obsessions of a famous family and the collective madness that grips a whole nation. The author's other novels include "Slaughterhouse 5".
About the Author
Kurt Vonnegut was born in Indianapolis in 1922 and studied biochemistry at Cornell University. During WWII, as a prisoner of war in Germany, he witnessed the destruction of Dresden by Allied bombers, an experience which inspired his novel SLAUGHTERHOUSE FIVE.
"Vonnegut faces up to the less glamorous phenomenon of human mediocrity in this sharp, hilarious, boundlessly humane story. It taught me about compassion and a few things about writing good dialogue" -- Michel Faber Glasgow Herald "Rumbustious stuff... There may be greater novelists than Vonnegut, but there can be a few, if any, with as much good humour and generosity" Guardian "Filled with irony and black humour and a woozy bonhomie" Sunday Times "Wild hilarity" Sunday Telegraph "Extremely funny" Observer
Number Of Pages: 192
Published: 17th September 1992
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 13.2 x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.15