Calling Thomas Pynchon a “virtuoso with prose,” the Chicago Tribune compares his work to James Joyce’s Ulysses. Pynchon, winner of the National Book
Award, has shocked, enthralled, and delighted fans for more
than 40 years with his satire and wit. Quite unexpectedly,Mrs.
Oedipa Maas finds herself the executor of the estate of Pierce
Inverarity, a man she used to know in a more-or-less intimate
fashion. When Oedipa heads off to Southern California to sort through Pierce’s affairs,
she becomes ensnared in a hilarious and puzzling worldwide conspiracy.