Manhattan has become the Island of Death. The former President of the United States stands barefoot in a purple toga around a cooking fire in the lobby of the Empire State Building. He is Dr Wilbur DaffodilII Swain and Slapstick or Lonesome No More! is his story one of monstrous twins, orgies, revenge, golf, utopian schemes, and very little tooth brushing. In this postapocalyptic black comedy dedicated to Laurel and Hardy Vonnegut is at his most hilarious, grotesque, and personal.