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By Kurt Vonnegut Jr.

Palm Sunday is a self-portrait through an American genius. Vonnegut writes with beguiling wit and poignant knowledge approximately his favourite comedians, kingdom tune, a useless buddy, a lifeless marriage, and diverse cockamamie facets of his all-too human trip via lifestyles. it's a paintings that resonates with Vonnegut’s singular voice: the magic sound of a born-story teller enthralling us with fact.

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