, 1991 - Fiction
- 324 pages
'Hocus Pocus' is the fictional autobiography of a West Point graduate who was in charge of the humiliating evacuation of U.S. personnel from the Saigon rooftops at the close of the Vietnam War. Returning how from the war, he unknowingly fathered an illegitimate son. In 2001, the son begins a search for his father and catches up with him just in time to see him arrested for masterminding the prison break of 10,000 convicts. Using his famous brand of satire and wit, Vonnegut captures twenty-first century America as only he could foresee it. In 'Hocus Pocus', listeners will find a fresh novel, as fascinating and brilliantly off-beat as anything he's written.