Cat's Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut [DELACORTE BOOK CLUB EDITION / 1976]
Cat's Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
HARDCOVER BOOK CLUB EDITION  DELACORTE PRESS
RARE 1976 First Delacorte hardcover printing. One of a select few of Vonnegut's titles in this rare series of 70's book club printings by the Delacorte Press.
Hardcover with dust jacket in very good condition. Dust jacket has visible edge wear and some light foxing to edges of front and rear panels, but is otherwise in nice shape.
Book itself is pristine and like new. Cloth cover is flawless and pages read beautifully.
Told with deadpan humour and bitter irony, Kurt Vonnegut's cult tale of global destruction preys on our deepest fears of witnessing Armageddon and, worse still, surviving it ...
Dr Felix Hoenikker, one of the founding 'fathers' of the atomic bomb, has left a deadly legacy to the world. For he's the inventor of 'ice-nine', a lethal chemical capable of freezing the entire planet. The search for its whereabouts leads to Hoenikker's three ecentric children, to a crazed dictator in the Caribbean, to madness. Felix Hoenikker's Death Wish comes true when his last, fatal gift to humankind brings about the end, that for all of us, is nigh... - Bookshop Apocalypse