Suffused with rich satire, chaotic brilliance, verbal turbulence and wild humour, The Crying of Lot 49 opens as Oedipa Maas discovers that she haas been made executrix of a former lover's estate. The performance of her duties sets her on a strange trail of detection, in which bizarre characters crowd in to help or confuse her. But gradually, death, drugs, madness and marriage combine to leave Oepida in isolation on the threshold of revelation, awaiting The Crying of Lot 49.
One of Pynchon's shortest novels and one of his best.
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The best American novel I have read since the war Frank Kermode For the reader who has yet to make acquaintance with this important comic talent... an appropriate introduction...defiantly, purposefully outrageous SpectatorBook Description:
A witty, chaotic and brilliant novel from the incomparable Thomas Pynchon.
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Book Description Penguin Books, Harmondsworth, 1974. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: Good. 1st. 138 pages; 18 cm. Tight, clean copy. Light shelfwear to wraps, expected browning. First edition thus. Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Collectible. Bookseller Inventory # 078507