by Kurt Vonnegut
Cat's Cradle Chapter 8 Summary
Newt's Thing with Zinka
- Newt doesn't mention his girlfriend's name, but John and the rest of the country find out two weeks later.
- Her name is Zinka, a Ukrainian midget dancer. Newt saw her performance, and then the two disappeared together.
- She reappeared at the Russian Embassy, seeking asylum from materialistic Americans.
- Newt tells reporters it's nobody's business but their own, but that doesn't stop one intrepid newsman from digging around and learning that Zinka isn't twenty-three like she said.
- She was forty-two.
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