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Vonnegut's Unconventional "Hocus Pocus" is Rich with History

Kurt Vonnegut's new novel is set in 2001 in a radically reconfigured America. The complex, self-referential plot reveals unique insights into the United State's past, says book critic John Leonard. It's Vonnegut's best book in years.


Other segments from the episode on September 6, 1990

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, September 6, 1990: Interview with Peter Coyote; Review of Was (Not Was)'s album "Are You Okay?" and Too Much Joy's album "Son of Sam I Am"; Interview with Tony Williams;…


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