Mother Night: A Novel (Google eBook)

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Random House Publishing Group, Aug 11, 2009 - Fiction - 155 pages
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Mother Night is a daring challenge to our moral sense. American Howard W. Campbell, Jr., a spy during World War II, is now on trial in Israel as a Nazi war criminal. But is he really guilty? In this brilliant book rife with true gallows humor, Vonnegut turns black and white into a chilling shade of gray with a verdict that will haunt us all.

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User Review  - DinadansFriend - LibraryThing

Howard W. Campbell jr. An apolitical American ex-expatriate living in Berlin, becomes a higher-up in the Nazi Propaganda Ministry. His various trials and the bribes handed out to him by both sides, in WWII and after, define the rest of his life. "Be Careful who you pretend to be..." Read full review

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User Review  - Judy - Goodreads

This is the book I mentioned in my review of The Dinner, as an example of perfectly executed satire and moral ambiguity. I love opening a Vonnegut novel because I never know what I am going to find ... Read full review


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Kurt Vonnegut’s black humor, satiric voice, and incomparable imagination first captured America’s attention in The Sirens of Titan in 1959 and established him as “a true artist” (The New York Times) with Cat’s Cradle in 1963. He was, as Graham Greene declared, “one of the best living American writers.” Mr. Vonnegut passed away in April 2007.

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