Vineland

£8.99

This political novel is about what America has been doing to itself, to its children, all these many years.

ISBN: 9780749391416 Author: Pynchon, Thomas Publisher: Vintage Publication Date: 20th December 2007 Imprint: Vintage Classics Cover: Paperback Dewey: 813.54 (edition:22) Pages: 385 Edition: Reissue Readership: General - Trade / Code: K Category: Subjects: , ,

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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