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Sci-Fi Fantasy: Lit Circles: Slaughterhouse-Five

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“Poignant and hilarious, threaded with compassion and, behind everything, the cataract of a thundering moral statement.” The Boston Globe


Kurt Vonnegut

Kurt Vonnegut (1922-2007)

Location: Germany and fictional town in New York, USA

Waterfront in Troy, NY



Billy Pilgrim survives capture by the Gemans in World War II, the Dresden bombings, and the struggle for financial success only to be kidnapped in a flying saucer and taken to the planet Tralfamadore.