Cat's Cradle

Cat's Cradle

Paperback Penguin Modern Classics

By (author) Kurt Vonnegut, Introduction by Benjamin Kunkel

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  • Publisher: PENGUIN CLASSICS
  • Format: Paperback | 224 pages
  • Dimensions: 129mm x 198mm x 13mm | 168g
  • Publication date: 1 May 2008
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0141189347
  • ISBN 13: 9780141189345
  • Sales rank: 3,166

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Told with deadpan humour and bitter irony, Kurt Vonnegut's cult tale of global destruction preys on our deepest fears of witnessing Armageddon and, worse still, surviving it ...Dr Felix Hoenikker, one of the founding 'fathers' of the atomic bomb, has left a deadly legacy to the world. For he is the inventor of 'ice-nine', a lethal chemical capable of freezing the entire planet. The search for its whereabouts leads to Hoenikker's three ecentric children, to a crazed dictator in the Caribbean, to madness. Felix Hoenikker's Death Wish comes true when his last, fatal gift to mankind brings about the end, that for all of us, is nigh...

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Kurt Vonnegut was born in Indianapolis in 1922. 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 and since then he has written many novels, including: The Sirens of Titan, Jailbird, Deadeye Dick, Galapagos and Hocus Pocus. Kurt Vonnegut died in April 2007. Benjamin Kunkel (born in 1972 in Colorado) is an American novelist. He co-founded and is a co-editor of the journal n+1. His first novel, Indecision, was published in 2005.