Kurt Vonnegut - Slaughterhouse Five (New Paperback)
Slaughterhouse Five is one of the world's great anti-war books.
Billy Pilgrim - hapless barber's assistant, successful optometrist, alien abductee, senile widower and soldier - has become unstuck in time. Hiding in the basement of a slaughterhouse in Dresden, with the city and its inhabitants burning above him, he finds himself a survivor of one of the most deadly and destructive battles of the Second World War.
But when, exactly? . . . How did he get here? . . . And how does he get out?
Travel through time and space on the shoulders of Vonnegut himself. This is a book about war. Listen to what he has to say: it is of the utmost urgency. Centring on the infamous fire-bombing of Dresden, Billy Pilgrim's odyssey through time reflects the mythic journey of our own fractured lives as we search for meaning in what we are afraid to know.
- Format : Standard New Paperback
- Condition : New
- Category : Fiction - Modern Classics
- Published : 1969 (This Edition 2000 - Vintage Classics)
- ISBN : 9780099800200
- SKU : B000600
- PPC : LL250gm
- RRP : £8.99
- Quantity Available : 1 only.
‘The great, urgent, passionate American writer of our century, who offers us a model of the kind of compassionate thinking that might yet save us from ourselves.’ - George Saunders.
"Poignant and Hilarious, threaded with compassion and behind everything the cataract of a thundering moral statement." - The Boston Globe
‘An extraordinary success. A book to read and reread. He is a true artist’ - New York Times Book Review.
Kurt Vonnegut Jr. (November 11, 1922 - April 11, 2007) was an American writer. In a career spanning over 50 years, he published 14 novels, three short story collections, five plays, and five nonfiction works, with further collections being published after his death.