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The Crying of Lot 49
by Thomas Pynchon


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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.  Read more...


 
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Overview

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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  • ISBN-13: 9780062334411
  • ISBN-10: 0062334417
  • Publisher: Harper Perennial
  • Publish Date: April 2014
  • Page Count: 152
  • Dimensions: 8.2 x 5.6 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.35 pounds

Series: Harper Perennial Modern Classics

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