From the author of Slaughterhouse Five, Kurt Vonnegut's life was at times just as turbulent as his most famous writing. In the late 1950s, Vonnegut’s sister, Alice, died of cancer and Alice’s husband died in a train accident within the span of a few days. Although Vonnegut already had three children with his wife, he adopted his sister’s three sons. His mother commited suicide on Mother's day, and his son was diagnosed with schizophrenia early in his adult life. Kurt suffered sporadically with depression and also attempted suicide despite the success of many of his books. Regardless of his personal struggles, his writing inspired millions and is read worlwide to this day, he even has a museum dedicated to his life and work. Located in his birthplace of Indianapolis, The Kurt Vonnegut Museum and Library honours the writer’s achievements and keeps his legacy alive,
Suicide, free will, race relations, mental illness, and social and economic cruelty are all dealt with throughout this incredible novel. In the preface, Vonnegut states that he tends "to think of human beings as huge, rubbery test tubes, too, with chemical reactions seething inside."
Beautiful rare copy, condition: Very good. Enjoy!