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Description - Vineland by Thomas Pynchon

Vineland, a zone of blessed anarchy in northern California, is the last refuge of hippiedom, a culture devastated by the sobriety epidemic, Reaganomics, and the Tube. Here, in an Orwellian 1984, Zoyd Wheeler and his daughter Prairie search for Prairie's long-lost mother, a Sixties radical who ran off with a narc.

Vineland is vintage Pynchon, full of quasi-allegorical characters, elaborate unresolved subplots, corny songs ("Floozy with an Uzi"), movie spoofs (Pee-wee Herman in The Robert Musil Story), and illicit sex (including a macho variation on the infamous sportscar scene in V.).

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780749391416
ISBN-10: 0749391413
Format: Paperback / softback
(198mm x 129mm x 25mm)
Pages: 400
Imprint: Vintage Classics
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 7-Feb-1991
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Thomas Pynchon

Thomas Pynchon is the author of V., The Crying of Lot 49, Gravity's Rainbow, Slow Learner, Mason & Dixon and, most recently, Against the Day. He won the National Book Award for Gravity's Rainbow in 1974

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