The Crying of Lot 49 (Paperback)

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"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

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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.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780060913076
ISBN-10: 006091307X
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Publication Date: October 1st, 2006
Pages: 160
Language: English
Series: Perennial Fiction Library