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.
Published November 7, 2006
Thomas Pynchon was born in 1937. His books includeV,Gravity's Rainbow,Vineland,Mason & Dixon,Against the Day,Inherent Vice, andBleeding Edge.