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  • Been Down So Long It Looks Like Up to Me

    By Richard Farina

    Our Price: $15.30
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780140189308
    • Publisher: Penguin Books
    • Published: May 1996
    Richard Farina evokes the Sixties as precisely, wittily, and poignantly as F. Scott Fitzgerald captured the Jazz Age. The hero, Gnossos Pappadopoulis, weaves his way through the psychedelic landscape, encountering - among other things - mescaline, women, art, gluttony, women, falsehood, prayer, women, and occasionally, truth. A portrait of an explosive decade, sparkling with inventive writing and conveying the essence of a generation.329p.
  • Bleeding Edge

    By Thomas Pynchon

    Our Price: $9.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781594204234
    • Publisher: Penguin
    • Published: September 2013
    It is 2001 in New York City, in the lull between the collapse of the dot-com boom and the terrible events of September 11th. Silicon Alley is a ghost town, Web 1.0 is having adolescent angst, Google has yet to IPO, Microsoft is still considered the Evil Empire. There may not be quite as much money around as there was at the height of the tech bubble, but there’s no shortage of swindlers looking to grab a piece of what’s left. Maxine Tarnow is running a nice little fraud investigation business on the Upper West Side, chasing down different kinds of small-scale con artists. She used to be legally certified but her license got pulled a while back, which has actually turned out to be a blessing because now she can follow her own code of ethics—carry a Beretta, do business with sleazebags, hack into people’s bank accounts—without having too much guilt about any of it. Otherwise, just your average working mom—two boys in elementary school, an off-and-on situation with her sort of semi-ex-husband Horst, life as normal as it ever gets in the neighborhood—till Maxine starts looking into the finances of a computer-security firm and its billionaire geek CEO, whereupon things begin rapidly to jam onto the subway and head downtown. She soon finds herself mixed up with a drug runner in an art deco motorboat, a professional nose obsessed with Hitler’s aftershave, a neoliberal enforcer with footwear issues, plus elements of the Russian mob and various bloggers, hackers, code monkeys, and entrepreneurs, some of whom begin to show up mysteriously dead. Foul play, of course. With occasional excursions into the DeepWeb and out to Long Island, Thomas Pynchon, channeling his inner Jewish mother, brings us a historical romance of New York in the early days of the internet, not that distant in calendar time but galactically remote from where we’ve journeyed to since. Will perpetrators be revealed, forget about brought to justice? Will Maxine have to take the handgun out of her purse? Will she and Horst get back together? Will Jerry Seinfeld make an unscheduled guest appearance? Will accounts secular and karmic be brought into balance? Hey. Who wants to know?
  • Bleeding Edge

    By Thomas Pynchon

    Our Price: $9.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780143125754
    • Publisher: Penguin Books
    • Published: August 2014
    An average mother of two working in investigation fraud gets drawn into a shady and eccentric underworld after looking into the finances of a billionaire computer geek in this new novel from the author of V and Gravity's Rainbow.
  • Gravity's Rainbow

    By Thomas Pynchon

    Our Price: $21.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780140188592
    • Publisher: Penguin Books
    • Published: June 1995
  • Gravity's Rainbow

    By Thomas Pynchon

    Our Price: $900.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781399819770
    • Publisher: Viking Press
    (1973). 8vo. 1st edition. Very mild fading to cloth of edges of boards and spine ends. Faint smudge to r.f.e.p. Negligible edgewear to dust jacket, with touch of fading to bottom corner of front panel. NF/NF
  • Gravity's Rainbow

    By Thomas Pynchon

    Our Price: $19.80
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780143039945
    • Publisher: Penguin Books
    • Published: October 2006
    (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition). 'Many narrative threads make up a story that may or may not be about the secret development and deployment of a rocket by the Nazis near the end of World War II. The book's main character, Slothrop, undertakes a quest for the truth about the rockets that leads him on a nightmarish journey of either historic discovery or profound paranoia, depending on his varied interpretations and the reader's.' Organized along the lines of a Poisson's ratio (a metastructure in which a bunch of unrelated fragments come together, for a cohesive arc, then scatter as they descend), this Joycean tour de force was unanimously recommended (but unawarded) the 1974 National Book Award.
  • Inherent Vice

    By Thomas Pynchon

    Our Price: $8.50 - $15.30
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780143117568
    • Publisher: Penguin Books
    • Published: July 2010
    Part noir, part psychedelic romp, all Thomas Pynchon! It's been a while since Doc Sportello has seen his ex-girlfriend. Suddenly she shows up with a story about a plot to kidnap a billionaire land developer whom she just happens to be in love with. It''s the tail end of the psychedelic sixties in L.A., and Doc knows that 'love' is another of those words going around at the moment, like 'trip' or 'groovy,' except that this one usually leads to trouble. Meanwhile, surfacing occasionally out of a marijuana haze, Doc Sportello watches the end of an era from his perch as 'a high roller' with some pertinent services to offer. 384p.
  • Mason and Dixon

    By Thomas Pynchon

    Our Price: $23.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780312423209
    • Publisher: Picador / Henry Holt and Company
    • Published: January 2004
    The re-imagined story of Charles Mason and Jeremiah Dixon, the British surveyors best known for marking the Mason-Dixon line, features the mismatched pair as they are drawn into naval warfare, erotic and political conspiracies, and major caffeine abuse as they negotiate the perils of eighteenth-century America. Reprint
  • Nineteen Eighty-Four

    By George Orwell

    Our Price: $17.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780452284234
    • Publisher: Plume
    • Published: May 2003
    (Centennial Edition). The scene is London, where there has been no new housing since 1950 & where the city-wide slums are called Victory Mansions. Science has abandoned Man forthe State, and, as every citizen knows only too well, war=peace. To Winston Smith, a young man who toils in the Ministry of Truth, come two people who transform his life completely. One is Julia, whom he meets after she hands him a slip reading 'I love you.' The other is O'Brien, who tells him, 'We shall meet in the place where there is no darkness.' The way in which Winston is betrayed by one, & ultimately betrays the other, makes '1984' a harrowing psychothriller.
  • Slow Learner: Early Stories

    By Thomas Pynchon

    Our Price: $13.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780316724432
    • Publisher: Back Bay Books / Little, Brown and Company
    • Published: April 1985
    The five stories in this one-and-only collection were written between 1958 and 1964. Their appearance in literary magazines in the early post-Beat era launched Pynchon's writing career. With an Introduction by the author. Storiesincluded: The Small Rain; Low-lands; Entropy; Under the Rose; The Secret Integration. 193p. Pap.
  • The Crying of Lot 49

    By Thomas Pynchon

    Our Price: $12.59
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780060913076
    • Publisher: Harper Perennial
    • Published: November 2006
    (HarperCollins Modern Classics series). In this highly original satire, Oedipa Maas is made the executor of the estate of her late boyfriend, Pierce Inverarity. As she diligently carries out her duties, Oedipa is enmeshed in what wouldappear to be a worldwide conspiracy, meets some extremely interesting characters, and attains a not-inconsiderable amount of self-knowledge. 152p.
  • The Teachings of Don B.: Satires, Parodies, Fables, Illustrated Stories, and Plays of Donald Barthelme

    By Donald Barthelme

    Our Price: $7.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781593761745
    • Publisher: Counterpoint
    • Published: January 2008
    A Batman episode slowed to soap-opera speed; a game of baseball played by T. S. Eliot and Willem de Kooning; an illustrated account of a scientific quest for God. These imaginative riffs on reality could only have been generated by the brilliant bad boy of American letters, Donald Barthelme. Here, 63 rare short works by Barthelme ? satires and gables, plays for stage and radio, and collages ? have been assembled in a single volume. Gleeful, melancholy, erudite, and wonderfully subversive, The Teachings of Don B. is sure to alter any reader’s consciousness.
  • V.: A Novel

    By Thomas Pynchon

    Our Price: $16.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780060930219
    • Publisher: HarperPerennial
    • Published: July 2005
    (Perennial Classics). A wild, macabre tale of the 20th century, and of two men - one looking for something he has lost, the other with nothing much to lose - and 'V.,' the unknown woman who doubles as the title of Pynchon's novel. Winner of the William Faulkner Foundation First Novel Award (1963). 533p.
  • Vineland

    By Thomas Pynchon

    Our Price: $15.30
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780141180632
    • Publisher: Penguin Books
    • Published: June 1997
    Zoyd Wheeler's old nemesis arrives in Vineland hoping to use Zoyd's daughter as a pawn to track down Zoyd's ex-wife
  • Vineland

    By Thomas Pynchon

    Our Price: $7.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780316724449
    • Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
    • Published: January 1990
    Lessons of the 60's from the master writer. 385p.

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