Speed Reads Book Club: "The Crying of Lot 49" by Thomas Pynchon

Speed Reads: A book club for people with limited time! All the books chosen can be read in a sitting or two.

This month's book club pick is The Crying of Lot 49 by Thomas Pynchon.

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.

Thomas Pynchon was born in 1937. His books include VGravity's RainbowVinelandMason & DixonAgainst the DayInherent Vice, and Bleeding Edge.

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Event date: 
Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 6:30pm
Event address: 
City Lit Books
2523 N. Kedzie Blvd.
Chicago, IL 60647
The Crying of Lot 49 Cover Image
ISBN: 9780060913076
Availability: Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Harper Perennial - October 17th, 2006