Also a highly satirical novel by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.

"The human condition in an exploding universe would not have been altered one iota if, rather than live as I have, I had done nothing but carry a rubber ice-cream cone from closet to closet,"

The plot revolves around the story of a bureaucrat named Walter F. Starbuck, a Harvard Graduate and a member of the Nixon Administration during the infamous Watergate affair. Walter ends up going to jail for his part in it. A somewhat cynical view of the people in Washington who make so many critical decisions on our behalf. It examines the economic realities of modern society as weighed in moral terms.

As is true with any Vonnegut novel, you really can't put it down. Black humor, satire.

Some of his other novels are:

He also wrote a play called Happy Birthday, Wanda June

Source: Vonnegut, Jr., Kurt, "Jailbird", Delacorte Press, NY, 1979 Last Updated 03.12.03

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