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Slapstick; or Lonesome No More! by  Kurt Vonnegut - First printing - 1976 - from Evening Star Books and Biblio.com

Slapstick; or Lonesome No More!

by Vonnegut, Kurt

Condition: Very near Fine/Near Fine


New York: Delacorte Press/Seymour Lawrence, 1976. First printing. Hardcover. Very near Fine/Near Fine. 243 pp. Price of $7.95 on front flap of dust jacket. Very near Fine book in a dust jacket with some wrinkling extending slightly from the spine panel to the rear panel and fading to title lettering on the spine panel, else Fine.


The book explores one of Vonnegut's favorite recurring themes, which is his belief in our need to belong extended families and how they would be an adequate, larger and more useful substitute for biological ones. The most endearing section of the novel, in my opinion, lies in its introduction, where Vonnegut candidly describes his beloved sister's death, which took place shortly after she had learnt of a train accident where her husband and children had been killed. As for the novel's plot, it follows the relationship of a boy and his sister who grow up together in isolation from the outside world because of their unsightliness. The boy turns out to be seen as more presentable and is separated from his sister, who grows to resent him for his seemingly desertion. Through some twists and turns they successively reunite and separate and after a major catastrophe, the boy becomes president of the United States, his campaign being centered on the formation of extended families on a grand scale.


  • Bookseller: Evening Star Books US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 00003997
  • Title: Slapstick; or Lonesome No More!
  • Author: Vonnegut, Kurt
  • Format/binding: Hardcover
  • Book condition: Used - Very near Fine
  • Jacket condition: Near Fine
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Edition: First printing
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Delacorte Press/Seymour Lawrence
  • Place: New York
  • Date published: 1976


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