Galapagos: A Novel (Delta Fiction)

By Kurt Vonnegut Jr.

A small crew of apocalypse survivors stranded at the Galapagos Islands are approximately to turn into the progenitors of a courageous new human race. "Vonnegut is a post-modern Mark educate. . . . Galapagos is a madcap genealogical adventure".--New York instances publication evaluate.

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