Mother Night

Mother Night is a novel by American author Kurt Vonnegut, first published in February 1962.[1][2]

Mother Night
Cover art of first edition (paperback)
AuthorKurt Vonnegut
Cover artistLeo and Diane Dillon
CountryUnited States
GenreDark humour, metafiction
PublisherFawcett Publications/Gold Medal Books
Publication date
Media typePrint (hardcover & paperback)

The novel takes the form of the fictional memoirs of Howard W. Campbell Jr., an American, who moved to Germany in 1923 at age 11, and later became a well-known playwright and Nazi propagandist. The story of the novel is narrated (through the use of metafiction[3]) by Campbell himself, writing his memoirs while awaiting trial for war crimes in an Israeli prison. Campbell also appears briefly in Vonnegut's later novel Slaughterhouse-Five.

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