In Kurt Vonnegut's well-loved short story, a soldier just back from Korea disrupts a small town's daily ritual—and makes a pretty girl cry. More
About: Kurt Vonnegut
Kurt Vonnegut published 14 novels, three short story collections, five plays, and five works of non-fiction. He wrote numerous short stories for The Saturday Evening Post, including "Miss Temptation," "The No-Talent Kid," and "The Kid Nobody Could Handle."
Nothing could shake Walter's determination to get into the marching band. So how could his conductor tell him how misplaced his ambition was? More
"What this town needed was some excitement, and Jim knew just how to provide it." More