The Crying of Lot 49 by Thomas PynchonThe Crying of Lot 49 by Thomas Pynchon

The Crying of Lot 49

byThomas Pynchon

Paperback | October 17, 2006

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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.

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Thomas Pynchon was born in 1937. His books includeV,Gravity's Rainbow,Vineland,Mason & Dixon,Against the Day,Inherent Vice, andBleeding Edge.
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Title:The Crying of Lot 49Format:PaperbackDimensions:160 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.36 inPublished:October 17, 2006Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:006091307x

ISBN - 13:9780060913076

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"Mr. Pynchon's satirical eye doesn't miss a thing, including rockn' roll singers right wing extremists, and the general subculture of Southern California." (Library Journal)