This is the first novel by the author of GRAVITY'S RAINBOW, and a profoundly impressive and original work in its own right. The search for the mysterious V ranges from New York to Cairo to Alexandria to Malta. Apart from its strange heroine, the book's characters include sailors, spies, priests, philosophers, bums and bawds.
About the Author
THOMAS PYNCHON was born on Long Island in 1937 and educated at Cornell. He is the author of V., THE CRYING OF LOT 49, GRAVITY’S RAINBOW, SLOW LEARNER, a collection of short stories, VINELAND and MASON & DIXON. He received the National Book Award for GRAVITY’S RAINBOW in 1974.
"A remarkable book" * Sunday Telegraph * "Screwballs chase alligators in sewers in a chaotic and worlwide chase for V., while literary styles, brilliant and bizarre, chase each other" * Books and Bookmen * "The book sails with majesty through caverns measureless to man. Few books haunt the waking or sleeping mind, but this is one" * Time * "Mr Pynchton writes with enormous skill and virtuosity" * Times Literary Supplement. *