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King and Queen of the Universe

4.24 of 5 stars 4.24  ·  rating details  ·  25 ratings  ·  2 reviews
Look at the Birdie is a collection of fourteen previously unpublished short stories from one of the most original writers in all of American fiction. In this series of perfectly rendered vignettes, written just as he was starting to find his comic voice, Kurt Vonnegut paints a warm, wise, and often funny portrait of life in post–World War II America—a world where squabblin ...more
ebook, 20 pages
Published October 20th 2009 by Delacorte Press (first published October 13th 2009)
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Christine
Can a person come-of-age in one evening? Why yes, yes they can, if they are Kurt Vonnegut's King & Queen of the Universe.
This is a short story, maybe 10 or so Kindle pages (not including the intro), but it's packed with suspense. There's also sorrow as we follow two privileged teens leaving behind the last night of their childhood.
Haven't read this author before? I recommend you start here. I loved it.
Annette
Yes ! Another Vonnegut... This story is so different that I just loved it ! I have always enjoyed Vonnegut, but some of his early pieces are unusual and provocative... like this one !
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Kurt Vonnegut, Junior was an American novelist, satirist, and most recently, graphic artist. He was recognized as New York State Author for 2001-2003.

He was born in Indianapolis, later the setting for many of his novels. He attended Cornell University from 1941 to 1943, where he wrote a column for the student newspaper, the Cornell Daily Sun. Vonnegut trained as a chemist and worked as a journali
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