"He is our strongest writer . . . the most stubbornly imaginative." -- John Irving, author of The Cider House Rules
"A gem. . . a mature, imaginative novel-possibly the best he has written. . . Jailbird
is a guided tour de force of America. Take it!" -- Playboy
From the Inside Flap
takes us into a fractured and comic, pure Vonnegut world of high crimes and misdemeanors in government. . .and in the heart. This wry tale follows bumbling bureaucrat Walter F. Starbuck from Harvard to the Nixon White House to the penitentiary as Watergate's least known co-conspirator. But the humor turns dark when Vonnegut shines his spotlight on the cold hearts and calculated greed of the mighty, giving a razor-sharp edge to an unforgettable portait of power and politics in our times.