[Item #4660] Hocus Pocus. Kurt Vonnegut.
Hocus Pocus
Hocus Pocus
Hocus Pocus
Hocus Pocus

Hocus Pocus

ISBN: 0399135243
New York, NY: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1990. First Edition. Hardcover. "There is this little college for learning- disabled rich kids in upstate New York, across a lake from an enormous prison run for profit by Japanese who, along with other prosperous foreigners, have bought the United States of America. There is a prison break! The lake is frozen as hard as a parking lot! Habitual criminals overwhelm the college, taking hostage the Board of Trustees! Consternation! Pandemonium! Plans for colonizing the rest of the Universe are put on hold." (front flap) The seventeenth published work of Kurt Vonnegut (Jr., 1922-2007), the acclaimed, award-winning, still-popular & prolific American author whose works are now enshrined in the Library of America series. In this exemplary later novel, Vonnegut conjures a riveting, darkly hilarious story that mixes contemporary societal commentary with skewed science fiction & pure imagination. Hardcover in unclipped first-issue dust jacket (with $21.95 & "9009" printed on front flap), first edition, first printing as indicated by number sequence on copyright page. An essential collectible in the ever-rewarding Vonnegut canon. Book in very fine condition with only very slight rubbing to thin edges & corners of front, back covers & spine; very small blue mark-smudges at lower outer corners of covers; mild spotting to upper edge of text block; much less to side & lower edges of same. Interior very fine, substantially mint. Dust jacket fine with light rubbing, faint scratching & occasional spotting to front, back covers & spine; a bit of wear & some tiny bumps, creases at thin edges & corners of same & flaps; small areas of tape repair at blank upper outer & (mostly) inner spine-edges, margins & corners incl. tiny closed tears. Very Fine / Near Fine. [Item #4660]

Price: $75.00

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