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ISBN-10: 0385333846
ISBN-13: 9780385333849
Publisher: Dial Press
Publish Date: 01/12/1999
Dimensions: 8.04" L, 5.26" W, 0.63" H

Slaughterhouse-Five: Or the Children’s Crusade, a Duty-Dance with Death

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Overview

Billy Pilgrim is the son of an American barber. He serves as a chaplain’s assistant in World War II, is captured by the Germans, and he survives the largest massacre in European history–the fire bombing of Dresden. After the war Billy makes a great deal of money as an optometrist, and on his wedding night he is kidnapped by a flying saucer from the planet Tralfamadore. So begins a modern classic by a master storyteller.

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"Poignant and hilarious, threaded with compassion and, behind everything, the cataract of a thundering moral statement."The Boston Globe

"Very tough and very funny . . . sad and delightful . . . very Vonnegut."The New York Times

"Splendid . . . a funny book at which you are not permitted to laugh, a sad book without tears."Life

"Funny, satirical, compelling, outrageous, fanciful, mordant, fecund . . . 'It's too good to be science fiction, ' [the critics] would say. But Vonnegut doesn't care, and you won't care, either, because this is a writer who leaps over genres."–Los Angeles Times

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ISBN-10: 0385333846
ISBN-13: 9780385333849
Publisher: Dial Press
Publish Date: 01/12/1999
Dimensions: 8.04" L, 5.26" W, 0.63" H
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