The Crying of Lot 49 by Thomas Pynchon

The novel follows the journey of a woman who stumbles upon a centuries-old conflict between two mail distribution companies when she is appointed the executor of her ex-lover's will. As she delves deeper into the mystery, she begins to question her own sanity and the reality of the conspiracy itself. The story explores themes of communication, interpretation, and the struggle to find meaning in a chaotic world.

The 379th greatest book of all time


Published
1966
Nationality
American
Type
Fiction
Pages
150-200
Words
49,000
Original Language
English

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