From the author of Timequake, this "irresistible" novel (Cleveland Plain Dealer) tells the story of Eugene Debs Hartke-Vietnam veteran, jazz pianist, college professor, and prognosticator of the apocalypse.
Here is the adventure of Eugene Debs Hartke. He’s a Vietnam veteran, a jazz pianist, a college professor, and a prognosticator of the apocalypse (and other things Earth-shattering). But that’s neither here nor there. Because at Tarkington College–where he teaches–the excrement is about to hit the air-conditioning. And it’s all Eugene’s fault.
“Vonnegut is back, with plenty to say...combining clever wit with keen social observation. Hocus Pocus re-established Mr. Vonnegut’s place as the Mark Twain of our times.” —Atlanta Journal & Constitution
“Hocus Pocus is the most topical, realistic Vonnegut novel to date...He is a satirist with a heart, a moralist with a whoopee cushion.” —Jay McInerney, The New York Times
"It's 'Vonnegut's best novel in years-funny and prophetic...something special.'" —The Nation