Jailbird

Product Number: EB00159853
Released: Dec 27, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9780307757463
Publisher: The Dial Press
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"[Kurt Vonnegut] has never been more satirically on-target...? Nothing is spared."-People Jailbird takes us into a fractured and comic, pure Vonnegut world of high crimes and misdemeanors in government-and in the heart. This wry tale follows bumbling bureaucrat Walter F. Starbuck from Harvard to the Nixon White House to the penitentiary as Watergate's least known co-conspirator. But the humor turns dark when Vonnegut shines his spotlight on the cold hearts and calculated greed of the mighty, giving a razor-sharp edge to an unforgettable portrait of power and politics in our times. Praise for Jailbird "[Vonnegut] is our strongest writer...?he most stubbornly imaginative."-John Irving "A gem...? mature, imaginative novel-possibly the best he has written... Jailbird is a guided tour de force of America. Take it!"-Playboy "A profoundly humane comedy... Jailbird definitely mounts up on angelic wings-in its speed, in its sparkle, and in its high-flying intent."-Chicago Tribune Book World "Joyously inventive...?leams with the loony magic Vonnegut alone can achieve."-Cosmopolitan "Vonnegut is our great apocalyptic writer, the closest thing we've had to a prophet since...?enny Bruce."-Chicago Sun-Times "Vonnegut at his impressive best...? His imaginative leaps alone...?re worth the price of admission...? His far-reaching metaphysical and cultural concerns...?re ultimately serious and worth our contemplation."-The Washington Post

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Author(s): Kurt Vonnegut
Original Publish Date: Jul 28, 2010

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Author(s): Kurt Vonnegut
Narrator(s): Richard Ferrone
Product Number BN9521
Released: Jan 19, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
ISBN: #9781511323789

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