«The master at his quirky, provocative best.»—Cosmopolitan
Deadeye Dick is Kurt Vonnegut’s funny, chillingly satirical look at the death of innocence. Amid a true Vonnegutian host of horrors—a double murder, a fatal dose of radioactivity, a decapitation, an annihilation of a city by a neutron bomb—Rudy Waltz, aka Deadeye Dick, takes us along on a zany search for absolution and happiness. Here is a tale of crime and punishment that makes us rethink what we believe . . . and who we say we are.
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Vonnegut, Kurt (1922-2007)
Dial Press, NY, 1999
5.25 x 8 inches
Literary Fiction - Black Humor
ABOUT THE AUTHOR Born in 1922 in Indianapolis, Indiana, Kurt Vonnegut was one of the few grandmasters of modern American letters. Called by the New York Times «the counterculture’s novelist,» his works guided a generation through the miasma of war and greed that was life in the U.S. in second half of the 20th century. After stints as a soldier, anthropology PhD candidate, technical writer for General Electric, and salesman at a Saab dealership, Vonnegut rose to prominence with the publication of «Cat’s Cradle» in 1963. Several modern classics, including «Slaughterhouse-Five», soon followed. Never quite embraced by the stodgier arbiters of literary taste, Vonnegut was nonetheless beloved by millions of readers throughout the world. «Given who and what I am,» he once said, «it has been presumptuous of me to write so well.» Kurt Vonnegut died in New York in 2007.