The Big Trip Up Yonder

The Big Trip Up Yonder

by Kurt Vonnegut


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Gramps Ford, his chin resting on his hands, his hands on the crook of his cane, was staring irascibly at the five-foot television screen that dominated the room. On the screen, a news commentator was summarizing the day's happenings. Every thirty seconds or so, Gramps would jab the floor with his cane-tip and shout, "Hell, we did that a hundred years ago!"
Emerald and Lou, coming in from the balcony, where they had been seeking that 2185 A.D. rarity-privacy-were obliged to take seats in the back row, behind Lou's father and mother, brother and sister-in-law, son and daughter-in-law, grandson and wife, granddaughter and husband, great-grandson and wife, nephew and wife, grandnephew and wife, great-grandniece and husband, great-grandnephew and wife-and, of course, Gramps, who was in front of everybody.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781499181333
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 04/18/2014
Pages: 30
Sales rank: 625,055
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.06(d)

About the Author

Kurt Vonnegut Jr. (1922 - 2007) was an American writer. In a career spanning over 50 years, Vonnegut published 14 novels, three short story collections, five plays and five works of non-fiction. He is most famous for his darkly satirical, best-selling novel Slaughterhouse-Five (1969).

Date of Birth:

November 11, 1922

Date of Death:

April 11, 2007

Place of Birth:

Indianapolis, Indiana

Place of Death:

New York, New York


Cornell University, 1940-42; Carnegie-Mellon University, 1943; University of Chicago, 1945-47; M.A., 1971

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Big Trip up Yonder 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What could be wrong with being able to be immortal just by taking a daily medicine? Almost nothing. Simply PRIVACY?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Another fabulous short story from the talented Mr. Kurt Vonnegut. The future in this short story is very real in an imaginative way. Family feuds, modern science, and a sly fix make this an enjoyable read.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I could take it or leave it .. a good prequel to 2BR02B.
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He smiled watching
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