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Jailbird: A Novel


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"[Kurt Vonnegut] has never been more satirically on-target... Nothing is spared." -- People

Jailbird takes us into a fractured and comic, pure Vonnegut world of high crimes and misdemeanors in government -- and in the heart. This wry tale follows bumbling bureaucrat Walter F. Starbuck from Harvard to the Nixon White House to the penitentiary as Watergate's least known co-conspirator. But the humor turns dark when Vonnegut shines his spotlight on the cold hearts and calculated greed of the mighty, giving a razor-sharp edge to an unforgettable portrait of power and politics in our times.

Praise for Jailbird

"[Vonnegut] is our strongest writer... the most stubbornly imaginative." -- John Irving

"A gem... a mature, imaginative novel -- possibly the best he has written... Jailbird is a guided tour de force of America. Take it!" -- Playboy

"A profoundly humane comedy... Jailbird definitely mounts up on angelic wings -- in its speed, in its sparkle, and in its high-flying intent." -- Chicago Tribune Book World

"Joyously inventive... gleams with the loony magic Vonnegut alone can achieve." -- Cosmopolitan

"Vonnegut is our great apocalyptic writer, the closest thing we've had to a prophet since... Lenny Bruce." -- Chicago Sun-Times

"Vonnegut at his impressive best... His imaginative leaps alone... are worth the price of admission... His far-reaching metaphysical and cultural concerns... are ultimately serious and worth our contemplation." -- The Washington Post

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  • Print Length: 322 Pages
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