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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A witty, chaotic and brilliant novel from the incomparable Thomas Pynchon.
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Book Description Harper Perennial, 2009. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Reprint. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0061849928
Book Description Harper Perennial, 2009. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110061849928
Book Description Harper Perennial, 2009. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0061849928
Book Description Harper Perennial, 2009. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: The Crying of Lot 49 is the classic novel of conspiracy and self-knowledge by the legendary Thomas Pynchon, now available in an Olive Editiona lower-priced small format edition with a hip and beautiful package design. The Crying of Lot 49 is the story of Oedipa Maas, a woman who finds herself enmeshed in a worldwide conspiracy, meets some extremely interesting characters, and attains a not inconsiderable amount of self knowledge. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0061849928