HOCUS POCUS, SIGNED BY KURT VONNEGUT
VONNEGUT, Kurt. Hocus Pocus. New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, (1990). Octavo, original half white cloth, original dust jacket. $700.
First trade edition of Vonnegut's time travel novel, boldly signed by him.
"Like many of Vonnegut's novels, Hocus Pocus is a retrospective first-person narrative in which several time and story lines gradually converge. It is told by one Eugene Debs Hartke and purportedly written in prison on scrapes of paper, each scrap a thought, story or digression unto itself—a form ideally suited to Mr. Vonnegut's thumbnail essayistic bent and his high-speed forward—and reverse-narrative time travel" (New York Times). Published the same year as a signed/limited edition (250 copies).
A fine copy.