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 Cat's Cradle

by Kurt Vonnegut

"Vonnegut's 1963 satirical science fiction novel still manages to pack a powerfully subversive punch.... a classic text whose thematic elements--nuclear terror, the complications of science, American imperialism, global capitalism and the role of religion in public life--are remarkably relevant to our 21st-century landscape. The story line centers on a young writer's quest to research the history of the atomic bomb, which leads to a bizarre political soap opera and apocalyptic showdown on the shores of a seedy banana republic in the Caribbean." -- Publishers Weekly

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