'Exhilarating and wretchedly funny. The most important and mysterious writer of his generation' - Time
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 .).
"A major political novel about what America has been doing to itself, to its children, all these many years...One of America's great writers has, after long wanderings down his uncharted roads, come triumphantly home" Salman Rushdie New York Times Book Review
Pynchon's major political novel, first published in 1990. Reissued to tie in with the paperback edition of "Against The Day". 'Exhilarating and wretchedly funny.' "Time"
Thomas Pynchon is the author of several novels.