It is the year 2001, and Eugene Dabbs Hartke, suffering from TB, is recording his disastrous life on scraps of paper while awaiting trial for a crime he hasn't committed. This humorous novel is set in a Japanese-owned America, where everything is run for profit. By the author of "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's best novel in years-funny and prophetic...something special" The Nation "Although it is set in the near future, Hocus Pocus is the most topical, realistic Vonnegut novel to date, and shows the struggle of an artist a little impatient with allegory and more than a little impatient with his own country" New York Times Book Review "Hocus Pocus is, of course, extremely funny. Jokes are told, deadpan and whiplash-sharp; neat, compulsive little anecdotes with stings in the tail jostle one another down the page" Sunday Correspondent "After you have read one of Kurt Vonnegut's gleefully pessimistic novels, his words go on colouring your world for a long time afterwards... not to read him would be to miss out on lessons that need to be learned about the age we live in" Sunday Times "It is all done with voice. Vonnegut is a master of the first-person, manic-depressive stand-up" Observer
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 17th October 1991
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 12.9 x 1.9
Weight (kg): 0.21
Edition Number: 1