Kurt Vonnegut (Author)
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DescriptionOn February 13th, 2001, according to Vonnegut, the universe will tire momentarily of expanding forever. What's the point? Maybe it would be more fun to shrink for a change, and have a reunion of all the stuff back where it began. Then it could make a great big BANG again. It will shrink back to February 17th, 1991, but will then decide that expansion is the way to go, after all. As time marches on once more to 2001, though, Vonnegut and Trout and everybody else and everything else will have to do exactly what they did the first time through the decade, for good or ill: marry the wrong person, bet on the wrong horse. Whatever! Ten years of deja vu all over again! At least deja vu doesn't cause physical injury and property damage.
August 01, 1998
5.18 X 8.08 X 0.74 inches | 0.5 pounds
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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, in the words of The New York Times, as "a true artist" with the publication of 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 Timequake "[A] quirky mix of fiction and biography...This is the indispensable Vonnegut."--San Francisco Chronicle
"Wry and trenchant...highly entertaining."--The New York Times Book Review
"His funniest book since Breakfast of Champions...There are nuggets of Vonnegutian wisdom throughout."--Newsweek
"Timequake is a novel by, and starring, Kurt Vonnegut...What Vonnegut does, which no one can do better, is give a big postmodern shrug...You've got to love him."--The Washington Post Book World
"Humorous, sardonic...Timequake makes for irresistible reading that's loaded with more important truths than it lets on...Moralizing has never been funnier."--Chicago Sun-Times
"Part autobiography, part meditation, part satire...Vonnegut is at his best."--Atlanta Journal & Constitution