Crying of Lot 49

The Crying of Lot 49

By Thomas Pynchon

Thomas Pynchon's classic satire of modern America, about Oedipa Maas, a woman who finds herself enmeshed in what would appear to be an international conspiracy. When her ex-lover, wealthy real-estate tycoon Pierce Inverarity dies and designates her the co-executor of his estate, California housewife Oedipa Mass is thrust into a paranoid mystery of metaphors, symbols, and the United States Postal Service.

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Publisher: Harper Perennial
Publish Date: 04/22/2014
Pages: 160
ISBN-13: 9780062334411
ISBN-10: 0062334417
Language: English

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"A puzzle, an intrigue, a literary and historical tour de force." -- San Francisco Examiner

The Crying of Lot 49 is Thomas Pynchon's highly original classic satire of modern America, about Oedipa Maas, a woman who finds herself enmeshed in what would appear to be an international conspiracy.

When her ex-lover, wealthy real-estate tycoon Pierce Inverarity, dies and designates her the coexecutor of his estate, California housewife Oedipa Maas is thrust into a paranoid mystery of metaphors, symbols, and the United States Postal Service. Traveling across Southern California, she meets some extremely interesting characters, and attains a not inconsiderable amount of self-knowledge.

About the Author

Thomas Pynchon was born in 1937. His books include V , Gravity's Rainbow , Vineland , Mason & Dixon , Against the Day , Inherent Vice , and Bleeding Edge.

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