Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Kurt Vonnegut's "The Epizootic" (short story, life insurance, free)

I wonder if this is a commentary on something observed in depression era US?

Epizootic of title is an epidemic affecting the bright, ambitious married men with more than one child. To ensure comfortable life for their family as their jobs are threatened, far too many men have been committing suicide to claim the life insurance money for their families!

Fact sheet.

First published: Kurt Vonnegut's "While Mortals Sleep: Unpublished Short Fiction" (2011).
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Rating: B.
Related: Stories of Kurt Vonnegut.