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Broad humor and bitter irony collide in this fictional autobiography of Rabo Karabekian, who, at age seventy-one, wants to be left alone on his Long Island estate with the secret he has locked inside his potato barn. But then a voluptuous young widow badgers Rabo into telling his life story — and Vonnegut in turn tells us the plain, heart-hammering truth about man’s careless fancy to create or destroy what he loves.

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“Ranks with Vonnegut’s best and goes one step beyond...joyous, soaring fiction.” The Atlanta Journal and Constitution

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"[T]he most intimate of Vonnegut's 13 novels....Like lost lives, Karabekian's is a constant blending of regret and hope but Vonnegut has graced it with a touching denouement that suggests that even in our own particular kingdom of the blind, a one-eyed man can be king." Publishers Weekly

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“Vonnegut is at his edifying best.” The Philadelphia Inquirer

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“Vonnegut is George Orwell, Dr. Caligari and Flash Gordon compounded into one writer...a zany but moral mad scientist.” Time

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An old man recounts his past to a voluptuous widow, revealing man's compulsion to create and destroy what he loves.

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Broad humor and bitter irony collide in Vonnegut's fictional biography of aging artist Rabo Karabekian — first introduced in Breakfast of Champions — who wants only to be left alone at his Long Island estate with the secret he has locked in his potato barn.

About the Author

Kurt Vonnegut’s 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” (New York Times) 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.

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TrG, October 16, 2013 (view all comments by TrG)
This has to be one of Vonnegut's greatest later novels, right up there with Galápagos and his earlier work with Cat's Cradle and Slaughterhouse-Five.

Rabo Karabekian, the one-eyed septuagenarian artist, and the two authors in this novel feel real and interesting. Vonnegut did a great job of inviting the reader into his potato barn with this story, Dan Gregory is a person we all know too well in real life and his place in this book should remind readers of that special friend or family member that is super talented, yet a little too spooky for general human consumption.

If you haven't read Bluebeard yet you should add it to the top of his stack of work. This novel has some laughs, some moments of heartache and some general fun - each fold away like layers of Sateen Dura-Luxe to reveal a world only Vonnegut could create for us simple human reading machines. And in an odd twist of Vonnegutism, this story actually feels quite happy to me, it does not dive into his usual curmudgeon style voice but left me with a happy feeling, and very glad to have read it. Thank you Mr Vonnegut.
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it's a good book!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780385333511
Author:
Vonnegut, Kurt
Publisher:
Dial Press
Author:
Vonnegut, Kurt, Jr.
Location:
New York, N.Y. :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
American fiction (fictional works by one author)
Subject:
Artists
Subject:
Autobiography
Subject:
Artists -- Fiction.
Subject:
American fiction (fictional works by one auth
Subject:
Autobiography -- Authorship.
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Delta Fiction
Publication Date:
19980931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
8 x 5.2 x .74 in .5 lb

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Product details 336 pages Delta - English 9780385333511 Reviews:
"Review" by , “Ranks with Vonnegut’s best and goes one step beyond...joyous, soaring fiction.”
"Review" by , "[T]he most intimate of Vonnegut's 13 novels....Like lost lives, Karabekian's is a constant blending of regret and hope but Vonnegut has graced it with a touching denouement that suggests that even in our own particular kingdom of the blind, a one-eyed man can be king."
"Review" by , “Vonnegut is at his edifying best.”
"Review" by , “Vonnegut is George Orwell, Dr. Caligari and Flash Gordon compounded into one writer...a zany but moral mad scientist.”
"Synopsis" by , An old man recounts his past to a voluptuous widow, revealing man's compulsion to create and destroy what he loves.
"Synopsis" by , Broad humor and bitter irony collide in Vonnegut's fictional biography of aging artist Rabo Karabekian — first introduced in Breakfast of Champions — who wants only to be left alone at his Long Island estate with the secret he has locked in his potato barn.
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