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While Mortals Sleep: Unpublished Short Fiction
While Mortals Sleep Unpublished Short Fiction Author:Kurt Vonnegut NATIONAL BESTSELLER — Foreward by Dave Eggers — These previously unpublished, beautifully rendered works of fiction are a testament to Kurt Vonnegut?s unique blend of observation and imagination.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 bui... more »lder 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.« less
These unpublished stories are a fitting tribute to one of our greatest writers. Unfortunately none of the stories are dated. Too bad! Why were they unpublished? Was he not satisfied with them? Were they recent, waiting to be submitted? (Am I starting to write like Jules Verne?) As an added highlight, the book is punctuated with many of the authors original illustrations: dated from 1993 to 2006. But dont look for any of his so far out you cant tell what it is sci-fi scenarios. These little gems are more in the vein of having been written for periodicals with a more sober clientele. All in all, this is vintage Vonnegut. Dont miss it!