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    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” (The 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.

    Dave Eggers is the author of six previous books, including Zeitoun, What Is the What, and A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius. He is the founder and editor of McSweeney’s, an independent publishing house. He lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife and two children.

    From the Hardcover edition.


    Foreward by Dave Eggers

    These previously unpublished, beautifully rendered works of fiction are a testament to Kurt Vonnegut’s unique blend of observation and imagination. Here are stories of men and machines, art and artifice, and how ideals of fortune, fame, and love take curious twists in ordinary lives. An ambitious builder of roads fritters away his free time with miniature trains—until the women in his life crash his fantasy land. Trapped in a stenography pool, a young dreamer receives a call from a robber on the run, who presents her with a strange proposition. A crusty newspaperman is forced onto a committee to judge Christmas displays—a job that leads him to a suspiciously ostentatious ex-con and then a miracle. Featuring a Foreword by Dave Eggers, While Mortals Sleep is a poignant reflection of our world as it is and as it could be.


    ISBN 9780385343749
    Genre FICTION / Short Stories (single author)
    Format Paperback
    Pages 253
    Publisher Date 2012-01-03 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Dial Pr
    Copyright Year 2012
    Height 8.0 in
    Wdth 5.25 in
    Thickness 0.5 in
    Unit weight 0.45 lb
    Language English
    Subtitle Unpublished Short Fiction
    Edition Detail Reprint
    Audience General/trade
    Authors Vonnegut, Kurt

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