Broad humor and bitter irony collide in this fictional autobiography of Rabo Karabekian, who, at age seventy-one, wants to be left alone on his Long Island estate with the secret he has locked inside his potato barn. But then a voluptuous young widow badgers Rabo into telling his life storyâand Vonnegut in turn tells us the plain, heart-hammering truth about manâs careless fancy to create or destroy what he loves.
Praise for Bluebeard
âVonnegut is at his edifying best.ââThe Philadelphia Inquirer
âThe quicksilver mind of Vonnegut is at it again. . . . He displays all his talentsâsatire, irony, ridicule, slapstick, and even a shaggy dog story of epic proportions.ââThe Cincinnati Post
â[Kurt Vonnegut is] a voice you can trust to keep poking holes in the social fabric.ââSan Francisco Chronicle
âIt has the qualities of classic Bosch andÂ SlaughterhouseÂ Vonnegut. . . .Â BluebeardÂ is uncommonly feisty.ââUSA Today
âIs Bluebeard good? Yes! . . . This is vintage Vonnegutâgood wine from his best grapes.ââThe Detroit News
âA joyride . . . Vonnegut is more fascinated and puzzled than angered by the human stupidities and contradictions he discerns so keenly. So hop in his rumble seat. As you whiz along, what you observe may provide some new perspectives.ââKansas City Star
This edition also contains My Paris Market Cookbook: A Culinary Tour of French Flavors and Seasonal Recipes
About: Robo Karabekian, a minor member of the Abstract Expressionist school of painting, reveals the secrets of his life, which he has locked away in a potato barn in Long Island
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