Look at the Birdie: Unpublished Short Fiction

Short Stories

Author: Kurt Vonnegut Jr.

Look at the Birdie is a collection of fourteen previously unpublished short stories from one of the most original writers in all of American fiction. In this series of perfectly rendered vignettes, written just as he was starting to find his comic voice, Kurt Vonnegut paints a warm, wise, and funny portrait of life in post—World War II America–a world where squabbling coup….Read More

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