Jailbird – Kurt Vonnegut 1979


  • Author: Kurt Vonnegut
  • Publisher: Delacorte Press/Seymour Lawrence, 1979
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Condition: Very Good
  • Size: 8vo
  • Attributes: First Edition, Dust Jacket

First edition, first printing. VG in a VG Dustjacket with minor closed tear to the rear panel of the DJ. Unclipped DJ with the original price of $6.95.

Jailbird takes us into a fractured and comic, pure Vonnegut world of high crimes and misdemeanors in government—and in the heart. This wry tale follows bumbling bureaucrat Walter F. Starbuck from Harvard to the Nixon White House to the penitentiary as Watergate’s least known co-conspirator. But the humor turns dark when Vonnegut shines his spotlight on the cold hearts and calculated greed of the mighty, giving a razor-sharp edge to an unforgettable portrait of power and politics in our times.

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