Kurt Vonnegut
Kurt Vonnegut

Kurt Vonnegut

Slaughterhouse 5
  • Slaughterhouse 5

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    'So it goes.'

    Billy Pilgrim – hapless barber's assistant, successful optometrist, alien abductee, senile widower and soldier­­ – has become unstuck in time. Hiding in the basement of a slaughterhouse in Dresden, with the city and its inhabitants burning above him, he finds himself a survivor of one of the most deadly and destructive battles of the Second World War. But when, exactly? How did he get here? And how does he get out?

    Travel through time and space on the shoulders of Vonnegut himself. This is a book about war. Listen to what he has to say: it is of the utmost urgency.

RELEASED 09/07/2020

Kurt Vonnegut (1922 - 2007) was born in Indianapolis, USA. During the Second World War he was a prisoner in Germany and present at the bombing of Dresden, an experience he recounted in his famous novel Slaughterhouse Five (1969). His first novel, Piano Player, was published in 1951. This was followed by a considerable outlay of work, including the novels The Sirens of Titan, Cat's Cradle, Jailbird, Deadeye Dick, Galapagos and Hocus Pocus. He is widely considered to be one of the most important American writers of his generation.