Author(s): Vonnegut, Kurt
God Bless You Mr Rosewater is a novel about people - their pleasures, pains and perversions - and money. It is a penetrating satire on insanity - a millionaire's private lunacy, the inherited obsessions of a famous family and the collective madness that grips a whole nation.
The story of a man who reacts to past tragedy, family greed and fabulous wealth by promptly going insane
Kurt Vonnegur was born in Indianapolis in 1922 and studied biochemistry at Cornell University. During the Second World War he served in Europe and, as a prisoner of war in Germany, witnessed the destruction of Dresden by Allied bombers, an experience which inspired his classic novel Slaughterhouse-Five. He is the author of thirteen other novels, two collections of stories, including most recently, Bagombo Snuff Box, and three non-fiction books. He lives in New York City.