The Crying of Lot 49 is Thomas Pynchon's highly original classic satire of modern America, about Oedipa Maas, a woman who finds herself enmeshed in what would appear to be an international conspiracy.
When her ex-lover, wealthy real-estate tycoon Pierce Inverarity, dies and designates her the coexecutor of his estate, California housewife Oedipa Maas 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.
- ASIN : 006091307X
- Publisher : Harper Perennial Modern Classics (November 7, 2006)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 160 pages
- Lexile measure : 1060L
- Item Weight : 4.6 ounces
- Dimensions : 8.2 x 5.3 x 0.4 inches