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A diabolically funny and macabre novel by the brilliantly wacky Kurt Vonnegut - now rejacketed with brilliant, witty new look for the backlist

‘Black satire of the highest polish’ Guardian

Whilst awaiting trial for war crimes in an Israeli prison, Howard W. Campbell Jr sets down his memoirs on an old German typewriter. He has used such a typewriter before, when he worked as a Nazi propagandist under Goebbels. Though that was before he agreed to become a spy for US military. Is Howard guilty? Can a black or white verdict ever be reached in a world that’s a gazillion shades of grey?

‘After Vonnegut, everything else seems a bit tame’ Spectator

Reviews

Vonnegut's chilling early masterpiece

Observer

Mother Night is not one of his most famous books, but it's one of the best

Washington Post

A brilliant wacky ideas-monger

Observer

One of the best living American writers

Graham Greene

A cool writer, at once throwaway and passionate and very funny

Financial Times

Everyone should read Vonnegut

Tim Minchin

One of the master alchemists of modern American fiction

Sunday Times

Vonnegut saw the worst excesses of humanity during the bombing of Dresden, but then spent the rest of his life writing with a mixture of exasperation and hope about the foibles of humanity.

Robin Ince, Guardian

A laughing prophet of doom

New York Times

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Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9780099819301

    August 3, 2015

    Vintage Classics

    192 pages

    RRP $14.99

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  • Trade Paperback

    9780385334143

    December 15, 2014

    Random House USA

    288 pages

    RRP $29.99

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    • Angus & Robertson Bookworld
    • Booktopia
    • Dymocks
    • Abbey's Bookshop
    • Boomerang Books
    • Collins Booksellers
    • Books Kinokuniya
    • QBD
    • Readings
    • Robinsons Bookshop
    • The Nile
    Or

    Find your local bookstore at booksellers.org.au