This specific ISBN edition is currently not available.View all copies of this ISBN edition:
Ex-hippie and unemployed FBI sting specialist Frenesi Gates must confront her past when former commune-mates start disappearing and an old lover turns up after fifteen years
"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.
Pynchon's first novel since the formidable Gravity's Rainbow (1973) more closely resembles his earlier work, especially The Crying of Lot 49 (1966). (In fact Mucho Maas, the ex-husband of Lot 49 's heroine, reappears in the new book.) 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. ). Pynchon fans have waited 17 years for this novel, and they won't be disappointed. An essential purchase.
- Edward B. St. John, Loyola Law Sch . Lib., Los Angeles
Copyright 1990 Reed Business Information, Inc.
"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.
Book Description Little Brown, 1990. Hardcover. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0316724440
Book Description Little Brown, 1990. Hardcover. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0316724440
Book Description Little Brown, 1990. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110316724440
Book Description Little Brown, Boston, 1990. Hardcover. Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. 1st Edition. In Northern California in 1984, a group of American are struggling with the consequences of their lives in the sixties as well as interpersonal and political dramas of the Reagan era. First edition. First printing with correct full number line sequence. This is an absolutely beautiful copy that appears to be unread. It is exceptionally clean with no writing, marks, underlining, or bookplates. No remainder marks. Not an ex-library copy. Spine is tight and crisp. Corners are square, and the green cloth boards are clean, flat and true with no wear to the edges at all. The pages and textblock are crisp and clean. Dust jacket is not price-clipped ($19.95) and is likewise in beautiful " new" condition with virtually no wear--not even a scuff! Just a stunning copy that will make a great addition to the library of any Pynchon fan! This collectible, "NEW", first edition/first printing copy is protected with an archival mylar dust jacket cover. Satisfaction guaranteed. Beautiful collectible copy. GIFT QUALITY. Seller Inventory # 004539