Novels, 1976-1985Book - 2014
Slapstick (1976) takes the form of the post-apocalyptic memoirs of Wilbur Daffodil-11 Swain, architect of a brilliant scheme to rid mankind of loneliness. Jailbird (1979) is a political fable of our time, the biography of a good man who becomes embroiled in several of the worst political scandals of the American century. Deadeye Dick (1982) depicts a talentless playwright's struggle to atone for the crimes of his youth and the sins of his country. Galápagos (1985), a favorite of the author's among his books, tells the story of how and why a million years ago, during the global ecological disaster of 1986, humankind embarked on an unlikely evolution. The volume is rounded out with an assortment of Vonnegut rarities: speeches, essays, and commentary from the period that touch upon the themes, incidents, and particulars of the novels.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : The Library of America, 
Branch Call Number: VONNEGUT K
Characteristics: 878 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Uniform Title: Vonnegut : novels, 1976-1985