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Cat's Cradle (Paperback)

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The world could end at any moment, and a dwarf artist who only paints in solid black is the sole possessor of the most destructive force ever made. This story is both post-modern-apocalyptic scary and pee-your-pants funny. Perfect for first time visitors to Vonnegut’s amazing brain or those looking to revisit one of the great American artists.

— Jason

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Cat's Cradle is Kurt Vonnegut's satirical commentary on modern man and his madness. An apocalyptic tale of this planet's ultimate fate, it features a midget as the protagonist, a complete, original theology created by a calypso singer, and a vision of the future that is at once blackly fatalistic and hilariously funny. A book that left an indelible mark on an entire generation of readers, Cat's Cradle is one of the twentieth century's most important works--and Vonnegut at his very best.

About the Author


Kurt Vonnegut was a master of contemporary American literature. His black humor, satiric voice, and incomparable imagination first captured America's attention in The Sirens of Titan in 1959 and established him as "a true artist" with Cat's Cradle in 1963. He was, as Graham Greene declared, "one of the best living American writers." Mr. Vonnegut passed away in April 2007.

Praise For…


 
“A free-wheeling vehicle . . . an unforgettable ride!”—New York Times 
 
“[Vonnegut is] an unimitative and inimitable social satirist.”—Harper’s Magazine

“Our finest black-humorist . . . We laugh in self-defense.”—Atlantic Monthly

Product Details
ISBN: 9780385333481
ISBN-10: 038533348X
Publisher: Dial Press
Publication Date: September 8th, 1998
Pages: 304
Language: English

 

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