Study Guide

Slaughterhouse-Five Chapter 8, Section 9

By Kurt Vonnegut

Chapter 8, Section 9

  • The kid quits anyway, even though Trout yells at him.
  • Now Trout is forced to deliver his own newspapers, and he doesn't even have a bike.
  • Billy approaches Trout and asks, "are you Kilgore Trout?" (8.9.6).
  • Trout is shocked that Billy knows of him as a writer. He doesn't even think of himself that way.