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Closing Time

Joseph Heller

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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

Thirty-three years and over ten million copies later...the classic story continues. Yossarian returns -- older, if not wiser -- to face a new foe. An instant classic when published in 1961, Joseph Heller's Catch-22 still ranks among the funniest -- and most serious -- novels ever written about war. Now Heller has dared to write the sequel to his 10-million copy bestseller, using many of Catch-22's characters to deftly satirize the realities and the myths of America in the half century since they fought World War II. In Closing Time, a comic masterpiece in its own right, Heller spears the inflated balloons of our national consciousness -- the absurdity of our politics, the decline of society and our great cities, the greed and hypocrisy of our business and culture -- with the same ferocious humor that he used against the conventional view of warfare. Back again are characters familiar from Catch-22, including Yossarian and Milo Minderbinder, the chaplain, and little Sammy Singer, as they come to the end of their lives and the end of the century -- all linked, this time, in uneasy peace and old age...fighting not the Germans, but The End. Outrageously funny and totally serious, and as brilliant and successful as Catch-22 itself, Closing Time is a fun-house mirror that captures, at once grotesquely and accurately, the truth about ourselves.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Elliott Gould

Length:

4h 19m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

35:58


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

35:23


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

34:13


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

30:03


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

34:49


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

30:47


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

32:25


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

25:33