The Crying of Lot 49 [GRPL Book Club]

The Crying of Lot 49 [GRPL Book Club]

Book Club Kit - 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.

Publisher: New York : Harper Perennial, 2006, c1966
Edition: 1st Harper Perennial modern classics ed
ISBN: 9780060913076
Characteristics: 152 p. ; 21 cm
Alternative Title: Crying of lot forty-nine


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