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While Mortals Sleep By Kurt Vonnegut

While Mortals Sleep
by Kurt Vonnegut

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Set in trailers, bars and factories, Vonnegut conjures up a world where men and machines, art and artifice, fame and fortune become curiously twisted and characters pit their dreams and fears against a cruel and comically indifferent world.
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While Mortals Sleep Summary


While Mortals Sleep by Kurt Vonnegut

While Mortals Sleep is a smart, clear-eyed collection of stories from one of the most original writers in American fiction. Set in trailers, bars and factories, Vonnegut conjures up a world where men and machines, art and artifice, fame and fortune become curiously twisted and characters pit their dreams and fears against a cruel and comically indifferent world. Written early in his career, and never published before, these tightly plotted stories are infused with Vonnegut's distinctive blend of observation, imagination and scabrous humour. This collection features an introduction by Dave Eggers.

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While Mortals Sleep Reviews


"Vonnegut is masterful at quickly sketching a character who you instantly recognise and immeadiately are willing to follow... no matter the plot, you as the reader know that by the end of the story, you will get somewhere. That Vonnegut will tell you something with candour and clarity" -- Dave Eggers
"A cool writer, at once throwaway and passionate and very funny" * Financial Times *
"A satirist with a heart, a moralist with a whoopee cushion, a cynic who wants to believe" -- Jay McInerney
"Unimitative and inimitable social satirist" * Harper's *
"A laughing prophet of doom" * New York Times *

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 was in Germany, witnessed the destruction of Dresden by Allied bombers, an experience which inspired his classic novel Slaughterhouse-Five. He is the author of thirteen other novels, three collections of stories and five non-fiction books. Kurt Vonnegut died in 2007.

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GOR004700270
While Mortals Sleep by Kurt Vonnegut
Kurt Vonnegut
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Vintage Publishing
2011-10-06
272
0099529068
9780099529064
N/A
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