Author(s): Kurt Vonnegut
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.
A post-apocalyptic farce from cult hero Kurt Vonnegut
"The non-stop invention, the jokes and clowning are in the familiar Vonnegut tradition" Daily Telegraph "Wittily and engagingly written " Guardian "A brilliant wacky ideas-monger" Observer "A cool writer, at once throwaway and passionate and very funny" Financial Times "One of the master alchemists of modern American fiction" Sunday Times
Kurt Vonnegut was born in Indianapolis in 1922 and studied biochemistry at Cornell University. During WWII, as a prisoner of war in Germany, he witnessed the destruction of Dresden by Allied bombers, an experience which inspired Slaughterhouse Five. He died in 2007.