Slaughterhouse-five, Or, The Children's Crusade

Slaughterhouse-five, Or, The Children's Crusade

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Prisoner of war, optometrist, time-traveller - these are the life roles of Billy Pilgrim, hero of this miraculously moving, bitter and funny story of innocence faced with apocalypse. Slaughterhouse 5 is one of the world's great anti-war books. Centring on the infamous fire-bombing of Dresden in the Second World War, Billy Pilgrim's odyssey through time reflects the journey of our own fractured lives as we search for meaning in what we are afraid to know.A man has come unstuck in time and jumps back and forth in his life with no control over where he is going next. In the end he learns he must concentrate on the good things and ignore the bad in life.

Title:Slaughterhouse-five, Or, The Children's Crusade
Author:Kurt Vonnegut
Publisher:Random House - 1991


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