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Kurt Vonnegut - Slaughterhouse Five (New Paperback)

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Synopsis

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.

Details
  • 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.
External Reviews

‘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.

The Author

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.