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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Dial Pr
Publication date January 1, 1999
Pages 310
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780385333900
ISBN-10 0385333900
Dimensions 1 by 5.25 by 8.25 in.
Weight 0.55 lbs.
Original list price $16.00
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Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: “[Kurt Vonnegut] has never been more satirically on-target. . . . Nothing is spared.”—People

Jailbird
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 portrait of power and politics in our times.

Praise for Jailbird

“[Vonnegut] is our strongest writer . . . the most stubbornly imaginative.”—John Irving
 
“A gem . . . a mature, imaginative novel—possibly the best he has written . . . Jailbird is a guided tour de force of America. Take it!”—Playboy

“A profoundly humane comedy . . . Jailbird definitely mounts up on angelic wings—in its speed, in its sparkle, and in its high-flying intent.”—Chicago Tribune Book World
 
“Joyously inventive . . . gleams with the loony magic Vonnegut alone can achieve.”—Cosmopolitan
 
“Vonnegut is our great apocalyptic writer, the closest thing we’ve had to a prophet since . . . Lenny Bruce.”—Chicago Sun-Times
 
“Vonnegut at his impressive best. . . . His imaginative leaps alone . . . are worth the price of admission. . . . His far-reaching metaphysical and cultural concerns . . . are ultimately serious and worth our contemplation.”—The Washington Post

Editions
Paperback
Book cover for 9780385292801 Book cover for 9780385333900 Book cover for 9780440154730
 
The price comparison is for this edition
from Dial Pr (January 1, 1999)
9780385333900 | details & prices | 310 pages | 5.25 × 8.25 × 1.00 in. | 0.55 lbs | List price $16.00
About: “[Kurt Vonnegut] has never been more satirically on-target.
Reissue edition from Dell Pub Co (April 1, 1992)
9780440154730 | details & prices | 4.25 × 7.00 × 0.75 in. | 0.35 lbs | List price $6.99
About: Recently released from a prison for white-collar criminals, Walter Starbuck tries to rebuild the life that was ruined during the Communist witchhunt of the 1950s
Reprint edition from Doubleday (September 1, 1983)
9780385292801 | details & prices | List price $7.95
About: Recently released from a prison for white-collar criminals, Walter Starbuck tries to rebuild the life that was ruined during the Communist witchhunt of the 1950s
CD/Spoken Word
With Kurt Vonnegut | Mp3 una edition from Audible Studios on Brilliance audio (July 14, 2015)
9781491589465 | details & prices | 5.25 × 6.75 × 0.50 in. | List price $14.99
Cassette/Spoken Word
from Random House (September 1, 1985)
9780394299501 | details & prices | List price $14.95
About: Jailbird takes us into a fractured and comic, pure Vonnegut world of high crimes and misdemeanors in government.
Prebinding
Book cover for 9780613034319
 
from Turtleback Books (October 1, 1999)
9780613034319 | details & prices | List price $14.55
About: Jailbird takes us into a fractured and comic, pure Vonnegut world of high crimes and misdemeanors in government—and in the heart.

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