The Crying of Lot 49 (Paperback)
"Thomas Pynchon is one of America's premier writers, and The Crying of Lot 49 is the perfect bite-sized introduction to his intense and intricate writing style. Start here." - Andrew— From Andrew's Staff Picks
Thomas Pynchon's classic post-modern satire, which tells the wonderfully unusual story of Oedipa Maas, first published in 1965.
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. Traveling across Southern California, she meets some extremely interesting characters, and attains a not-inconsiderable amount of self-knowledge.