Slapstick or Lonesome No More! (Paperback)

By Kurt Vonnegut

Dial Press, 9780385334235, 288pp.

Publication Date: May 11, 1999



Slapstick presents an apocalyptic vision as seen through the eyes of the current King of Manhattan (and last President of the United States), a wickedly irreverent look at the all-too-possible results of today's follies. But even the end of life-as-we-know-it is transformed by Kurt Vonnegut's pen into hilarious farce--a final slapstick that may be the Almighty's joke on us all.

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 as -a true artist- with 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 Slapstick or Lonesome No More!

“Some of the best and most moving Vonnegut.”—San Francisco Chronicle

“Both funny and sad . . . just about perfect.”—Los Angeles Times
“Imaginative and hilarious . . . a brilliant vision of our wrecked, wacked-out future.”—Hartford Courant