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Galp̀agos: A Novel

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Random House Publishing Group
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2009
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A small group of apocalypse survivors stranded on the Galapagos Islands are about to become the progenitors of a brave new human race. "Vonnegut is a post-modern Mark Train. . . . Galapagos is a madcap genealogical adventure".--New York Times Book Review. Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.
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Galápagos takes the reader back one million years, to A.D. 1986. A simple vacation cruise suddenly becomes an evolutionary journey. Thanks to an apocalypse, a small group of survivors stranded on the Galápagos Islands are about to become the progenitors of a brave, new, and totally different human race. In this inimitable novel, America' s master satirist looks at our world and shows us all that is sadly, madly awry–and all that is worth saving.
Praise for Galápagos
"The best Vonnegut novel yet!"—John Irving
"Beautiful . . . provocative, arresting reading."USA Today
"A satire in the classic tradition . . . a dark vision, a heartfelt warning."The Detroit Free Press

"Interesting, engaging, sad and yet very funny . . . Vonnegut is still in top form. If he has no prescription for alleviating the pain of the human condition, at least he is a first-rate diagnostician."—Susan Isaacs, Newsday

"Dark . . . original and funny."People

"A triumph of style, originality and warped yet consistent logic . . . a condensation, an evolution of Vonnegut's entire career, including all the issues and questions he has pursued relentlessly for four decades."The Philadelphia Inquirer

"Wild details, wry humor, outrageous characters . . . Galápagos is a comic lament, a sadly ironic vison."St. Louis Post-Dispatch

"A work of high comedy, sadness and imagination."The Denver Post

"Wacky wit and irreverent imagination . . . and the full range of technical innovations have made [Vonnegut] America's preeminent experimental novelist."The Minneapolis Star and Tribune
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subject_facet Galapagos Islands -- Fiction
title_display Galp̀agos
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