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The Crying of Lot 49

The Crying of Lot 49

by Thomas Pynchon

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Overview

“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.



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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062334411
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 04/22/2014
Series: Harper Perennial Deluxe Editions
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 160
Sales rank: 496,550
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.40(d)
Lexile: 1060L (what's this?)

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.

Hometown:

New York, New York

Date of Birth:

May 8, 1937

Place of Birth:

Glen Cove, Long Island, New York

Education:

B. A., Cornell University, 1958

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