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    DescriptionBilly Pilgrim is the son of an American barber. He serves as a chaplain's assistant in World War II, is captured by the Germans, and he survives the largest massacre in European history the fire bombing of Dresden. After the war Billy makes a great deal of money as an optometrist, and on his wedding night he is kidnapped by a flying saucer from the planet Tralfamadore. So begins a modern classic by a master storyteller.

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    Slaughter House Five
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Kurt Vonnegut
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 215
    Width: 106 mm
    Height: 174 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 59 g
    ISBN 13: 9780440180296
    ISBN 10: 0440180295

    BIC E4L: SCI
    DC21: 813.54
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F2.2
    BIC subject category V2: FL
    B&T Book Type: FI
    DC22: FIC
    Libri: ENGM1010
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    B&T Merchandise Category: MMP
    Ingram Theme: APPR/CLASSA
    Libri: AMER3710
    BISAC V2.8: FIC004000
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    Ingram Subject Code: LC
    Ingram Theme: CULT/GERMNY
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 80
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/1940
    DC22: 813/.54
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ERLY20
    B&T General Subject: 720
    LC classification: PS3572.O5 S6 1991
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: PS3572.O5S
    BISAC V2.8: FIC014000, FIC028000
    Thema V1.0: FBC
    BIC E4L: SCF
    Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group Inc
    Imprint name
    Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group
    Publication date
    06 October 1998
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Kurt Vonnegut was a master of contemporary American literature. His black humor, satiric voice, and incomparable imagination first captured America's attention in The Sirens of Titan in 1959 and established him as "a true artist" with Cat's Cradle in 1963. He was, as Graham Greene declared, "one of the best living American writers." Mr. Vonnegut passed away in April 2007. "From the Hardcover edition."
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    "Poignant and hilarious, threaded with compassion and, behind everything, the cataract of a thundering moral statement."--"Boston Globe "Very tough and very funny . . . sad and delightful . . . very Vonnegut."--"New York Times ""Splendid art . . . a funny book at which you are not permitted to laugh, a sad book without tears."--"Life " "From the Trade Paperback edition."
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    "Slaughterhous-Five is one of the world's great anti-war books. Centering on the infamous fire-bombing of Dresden, Billy Pilgrim's odyssey through time reflects the mythic journey of our own fractured lives as we search for meaning in what we are afraid to know.