The former President of the United States stands barefoot in a purple toga around a cooking fire in the lobby of the Empire State Building. In this post-apocalyptic black comedy - dedicated to Laurel and Hardy - Vonnegut is at his most hilarious, grotesque, and personal.
Manhattan has become the Island of Death. The former President of the United States stands barefoot in a purple toga around a cooking fire in the lobby of the Empire State Building. He is Dr Wilbur Daffodil-II Swain and Slapstick or Lonesome No More! is his story - one of monstrous twins, orgies, revenge, golf, utopian schemes, and very little tooth brushing. In this post-apocalyptic black comedy - dedicated to Laurel and Hardy - Vonnegut is at his most hilarious, grotesque, and personal.
"The non-stop invention, the jokes and clowning are in the familiar Vonnegut tradition" * Daily Telegraph * "Wittily and engagingly written " * Guardian * "A brilliant wacky ideas-monger" * Observer * "A cool writer, at once throwaway and passionate and very funny" * Financial Times * "One of the master alchemists of modern American fiction" * Sunday Times *
About Kurt Vonnegut
Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. 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 destruction of Dresden by Allied bombers, an experience which inspired the canonic war novel Slaughterhouse-Five. He is the author of thirteen other novels, which include Cat's Cradle, Jailbird, Deadeye Dick, Galapagos and Bluebeard, two collections of stories, and three non-fiction books. He died in 2007.
Slapstick or Lonesome No More by Kurt Vonnegut
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The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine.