Closing Time: A Novel

Closing Time: A Novel


By (author) Joseph Heller

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  • Publisher: TOUCHSTONE
  • Format: Paperback | 464 pages
  • Dimensions: 140mm x 208mm x 30mm | 408g
  • Publication date: 25 September 1995
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0684804506
  • ISBN 13: 9780684804507
  • Sales rank: 291,007

Product description

A darkly comic and ambitious sequel to the American classic "Catch-22." In "Closing Time, " Joseph Heller returns to the characters of "Catch-22, " now coming to the end of their lives and the century, as is the entire generation that fought in World War II: Yossarian and Milo Minderbinder, the chaplain, and such newcomers as little Sammy Singer and giant Lew, all linked, in an uneasy peace and old age, fighting not the Germans this time, but The End. "Closing Time" deftly satirizes the realities and the myths of America in the half century since WWII: the absurdity of our politics, the decline of our society and our great cities, the greed and hypocrisy of our business and culture -- with the same ferocious humor as "Catch-22." "Closing Time" is outrageously funny and totally serious, and as brilliant and successful as "Catch-22" itself, a fun-house mirror that captures, at once grotesquely and accurately, the truth about ourselves.

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Carlin Romano "The Philadelphia Inquirer" Score one for Joseph Heller..."Closing Time" is Heller's best novel since "Good as Gold."