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 Harper Perennial Modern Classics, 1999. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Second Printing. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0060931671
Book Description Harper Perennial Modern Classics, 1999. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Pynchon's highly original take on the apocalypse (southern California-style) is both a critical and popular triumph, now printed with an updated author biography and history of the book's publication. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0060931671
Book Description Harper Perennial Modern Classics, 1999. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0060931671
Book Description Harper Perennial Modern Classi, 1999. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110060931671