Against the DayBook - 2006
The inimitable Thomas Pynchon has done it again. Hailed as "a major work of art" by The Wall Street Journal , his first novel in almost ten years spans the era between the Chicago World's Fair of 1893 and the years just after World War I and moves among locations across the globe (and to a few places not strictly speaking on the map at all). With a phantasmagoria of characters and a kaleidoscopic plot, Against the Day confronts a world of impending disaster, unrestrained corporate greed, false religiosity, moronic fecklessness, and evil intent in high places and still manages to be hilarious, moving, profound, and so much more.
Publisher: New York : Penguin Press, 2006
Branch Call Number: Fiction
Characteristics: 1085 p. ; 25 cm