Author(s): Thomas Pynchon
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".).
An eye catching reissue of Pynchon's classic novel
Thomas Pynchon is the author of V., The Crying of Lot 49, Gravity's Rainbow, Slow Learner, Mason & Dixon and, most recently, Against the Day. He won the National Book Award for Gravity's Rainbow in 1974