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God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater, or, Pearls Before Swine Summary
Kurt Vonnegut

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God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater, or, Pearls Before Swine Summary

Plot Summary

"A sum of money is a leading character in this tale about people, just as a sum of honey might properly be a leading character in a tale about bees" (Chap. 1, p. 1). This satirical, humorous, book is basically about a sum of money in the amount of over eighty-seven million dollars.

This money sets the stage for the rest of the book. It is the basis of a charitable foundation with a charter that passes the presidency from generation to generation. The only way to unseat the president is if he is found to be insane. The presidency is currently controlled by the Indiana Rosewaters and always has been, but there is another branch of the family, in the character of Fred Rosewater, in Rhode Island that doesn't know that he is a cousin of the Indiana branch.

The situation is further complicated by a shyster attorney who...

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