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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.

Reviews

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

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Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9781784870980

    August 29, 2016

    Vintage Classics

    176 pages

    RRP $15.99

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Kurt Vonnegut Complete Stories
Slaughterhouse 5 (Vintage Past)
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If This Isn't Nice What Is?, (Much) Expanded Second Edition
Mother Night
Fates Worse Than Death
Happy Birthday, Wanda June
Kurt Vonnegut: Letters
Kurt Vonnegut The Last Interview and Other Conversations
While Mortals Sleep
God Bless You, Dr. Kevorkian
Like Shaking Hands With God
A Man Without A Country
Bluebeard
Palm Sunday
Look At the Birdie
Armageddon in Retrospect
Cat's Cradle
Bagombo Snuff Box
Welcome To The Monkey House
Timequake
Welcome To The Monkey House and Palm Sunday

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