Inherent Vice (Paperback)

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    Thomas Pynchon is the author of V., The Crying of Lot 49, Gravity's Rainbow, Slow Learner, a collection of short stories, Vineland , Mason and Dixon and, most recently, Against the Day. He received the National Book Award for Gravity's Rainbow in 1974.
    Part noir, part psychedelic romp, all Thomas Pynchon- private eye Doc Sportello surfaces, occasionally, out of a marijuana haze to watch the end of an era

    In this lively yarn, Thomas Pynchon, working in an unaccustomed genre that is at once exciting and accessible, provides a classic illustration of the principle that if you can remember the sixties, you weren't there.

    It's been a while since Doc Sportello has seen his ex- girlfriend. Suddenly she shows up with a story about a plot to kidnap a billionaire land developer whom she just happens to be in love with. It's the tail end of the psychedelic sixties in L.A., and Doc knows that "love" is another of those words going around at the moment, like "trip" or "groovy," except that this one usually leads to trouble. Undeniably one of the most influential writers at work today, Pynchon has penned another unforgettable book.


    ISBN 9780143117568
    Genre FICTION / Literary
    Format Paperback
    Pages 384
    Publisher Date 2010-07-27 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Penguin Group USA
    Copyright Year 2009
    Height 8.25 in
    Wdth 5.5 in
    Thickness 1.0 in
    Unit weight 0.8 lb
    Language English
    Edition Detail Reprint
    Audience General/trade
    Authors Pynchon, Thomas
    Country of Origin United States

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