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    Cat's Cradle (Penguin Modern Classics) (Paperback) By (author) Kurt Vonnegut, Introduction by Benjamin Kunkel

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    DescriptionTold 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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    Title
    Cat's Cradle
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Kurt Vonnegut, Introduction by Benjamin Kunkel
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 224
    Width: 129 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 13 mm
    Weight: 168 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780141189345
    ISBN 10: 0141189347
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: SCI
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F2.2
    BIC subject category V2: FL
    Libri: ENGM1010
    DC22: 813.54
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    Libri: AMER3710
    BISAC V2.8: FIC019000
    Thema V1.0: FL
    Publisher
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    PENGUIN CLASSICS
    Publication date
    01 May 2008
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    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.