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Vineland (Penguin Twentieth-Century Classics)

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ISBN13: 9780141180632
ISBN10: 0141180633
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A group of Americans in Northern California in 1984 are struggling with the consequences of their lives in the sixties, still run by the passions of those times — sexual and political — which have refused to die. Among them is Zoyd Wheeler who is preparing for his annual act of televised insanity (for which he receives a government stipend) when an unwelcome face appears from out of his past.

An old nemesis, federal prosecutor Brock Vond, storms into Vineland at the head of a heavily armed strike force. Soon Zoyd and his daughter, Prairie, go into hiding while Vond begins a relationship with Zoyd's ex-wife and uses Prairie as a pawn against the mother she never knew she had.

Part daytime drama, part political thriller, Vineland is a strange evocation of a twentieth-century America headed for a less than harmonic future.

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Pynchon freely combines disparate elements from American pop culture and spy thrillers, Ninja potboilers, TV soap operas, sci-fi fantasies — in this story of sixties survivors.

About the Author

Thomas Pynchon is the author of V., The Crying of Lot 49, Gravity's Rainbow, Slow Learner, a collection of short stories, Vineland and, most recently, Mason and Dixon. He received the National Book Award for Gravity's Rainbow in 1974.

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patrickmonkeyforce, February 23, 2008 (view all comments by patrickmonkeyforce)
while this was may not have been the most critically well received Pynchon novel, i feel it is the most readable and enjoyable one. it was also the only one i've ever read twice. it is an awesome, whirlwind of a story.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780141180632
Author:
Pynchon, Thomas
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Author:
Pnychon, Thomas
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
American fiction (fictional works by one author)
Subject:
Civilization
Subject:
California, Northern
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Political fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Series:
Classic, 20th-Century, Penguin
Publication Date:
19970931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
8.47x5.48x.73 in. .70 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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