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Hocus Pocus or, What's the Hurry, Son? By Kurt Vonnegut

Hocus Pocus or, What's the Hurry, Son?
by Kurt Vonnegut

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Written by the author of "Slaughterhouse 5", "Breakfast of Champions" and "Bluebeard", this is a novel set in the year 2001.
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Hocus Pocus or, What's the Hurry, Son? Summary


Hocus Pocus or, What's the Hurry, Son? by Kurt Vonnegut

It is the year 2001. Eugene Debs Hartke, a West Point graduate who, in 1975, found himself in charge of the humilitating evacuation of personnel from the roof of the American embassy 'after the excrement hit the air-conditioning' in Vietnam, now finds himself awaiting trial for supposedly masterminding the biggest prison-break in history - the escape of 10,000 convicts from the New York state maximum security Adult Correctional Institution. How did a good soldier who never used profane language come to be in such a mess? Time and luck. Unknowlingly fathering an illegitimate son with the young female war correspondent from the Des Moines Register on the way hoke form Saigon; marrying a pretty and personable young woman whose booby-trapped genes a re primed to fire her off into insanity; becoming a respected teacher of the terminally ineducable pupils of Tarkington College; remarking innocently that the dollar no longer ranks as a basic workd currency, having been supplanted by the Japanese Yen and fellatio - these things may, or may not, have had something to do with it...With Swifian satire and gonzo wit, Kurt Vonnegut juggles his favourite themes in a novel as fresh and brilliantly off-beat as anything he's written. Hocus Pocus is, quite simply, vintage Vonnegut.

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About Kurt Vonnegut


Kurt Vonnegut was born in Indianapolis in 1922 and studied biochemistry at Cornell University. during the Second World War he served in Europe and, as a prisoner-of-war in Germany, witnessed the destructio of Dresden by Allied bombers, an experience which later inspired his classic novel Slaughterhouse-Five. His other novels include Cat's Cradle, Jailbird, Deadeye Dick, Galapagos and Bluebeard.

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GOR001729446
Hocus Pocus or, What's the Hurry, Son? by Kurt Vonnegut
Kurt Vonnegut
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Vintage Publishing
1990-10-25
302
0224029177
9780224029179
N/A
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