The Crying of Lot 49 (Paperback)

By Thomas Pynchon

Harper Perennial, 9780060913076, 160pp.

Publication Date: October 17, 2006

Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (2/14/2008)
Prebound (1/1/2010)
Prebound (10/1/2006)
Paperback (4/1/1999)
Paperback (11/3/2009)
Paperback (6/1/1996)
Library Binding (11/1/1997)
Paperback (12/1/2010)

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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.

About the Author

Thomas Pynchon was born in 1937. His books include V, Gravity's Rainbow, Vineland, Mason & Dixon, Against the Day, Inherent Vice, and Bleeding Edge.