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Slapstick or Lonesome No More
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Slapstick or Lonesome No More (Paperback)

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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.

Fiction & PoetryFantasyFiction & PoetryScience Fiction Publisher: Vintage Publishing Publication Date: 17/10/1991 ISBN-13: 9780099842705  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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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.

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While not as well known as some of his other works, this novel addresses serious questions about the essential loneliness of the human condition. As usual, Vonnegut dazzles with an array of fascinating concepts like a senile US president, “neanderthaloids,” telepathy and miniature Chinese people.

 

George, Charing Cross Road

Charing Cross Rd Bookshop - 31/07/2018

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