Title Profile & Character Information

Mother Night

Annotation
"Vonnegut is George Orwell, Dr. Caligari and Flash Gordon compounded into one writer . . . a zany but moral mad scientist."--Time

Mother Night
is a daring challenge to our moral sense. American Howard W. Campbell, Jr., a spy during World War II, is now on trial in Israel as a Nazi war criminal. But is he really guilty? In this brilliant book rife with true gallows humor, Vonnegut turns black and white into a chilling shade of gray with a verdict that will haunt us all.

"A great artist."--Cincinnati Enquirer

"A shaking up in the kaleidoscope of laughter . . . Reading Vonnegut is addictive "--Commonweal

Characters
NameCampbell, Howard W., Jr.
GenderMale
TraitsAmerican
Ex-counter intelligence agent
Prisoner

GenreBlack humor
Fiction
TopicsHuman condition
Guilt
War crimes
Counterintelligence
World War II
SettingJerusalem, Israel
New York City