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(Against the Day.pdf) Spanning the period between the Chicago World s Fair of and the years just after World War I this novel moves from the labor troubles in Colorado to turn of the century New York to London and Gottingen Venice and Vienna the Balkans Central Asia Siberia at the time of the mysterious Tunguska Event Mexico during the Revolution postwar Paris silent era Hollywood and one or two places not strictly speaking on the map at all br br With a worldwide disaster looming just a few years ahead it is a time of unrestrained corporate greed false religiosity moronic fecklessness and evil intent in high places No reference to the present day is intended or should be inferred br br The sizable cast of characters includes anarchists balloonists gamblers corporate tycoons drug enthusiasts innocents and decadents mathematicians mad scientists shamans psychics and stage magicians spies detectives adventuresses and hired guns There are cameo appearances by Nikola Tesla Bela Lugosi and Groucho Marx br br As an era of certainty comes crashing down around their ears and an unpredictable future commences these folks are mostly just trying to pursue their lives Sometimes they manage to catch up sometimes it s their lives that pursue them br br Meanwhile the author is up to his usual business Characters stop what they re doing to sing what are for the most part stupid songs Strange sexual practices take place Obscure languages are spoken not always idiomatically Contrary to the fact occurrences occur If it is not the world it is what the world might be with a minor adjustment or two According to some this is one of the main purposes of fiction br br Let the reader decide let the reader beware Good luck br br i Thomas Pynchon i br br About the Author br Thomas Pynchon is the author of i V i i The Crying of Lot i i Gravity s Rainbow i i Slow Learner i a collection of short stories i Vineland i and most recently i Mason and Dixon i He received the National Book Award for i Gravity s Rainbow i inDownload and Read Online books ePub/PDF/Audible/Kindle, its easy way to streaming Against the Day books for multiple devices.

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