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The Crying of Lot 49
Oedipa Maas, the protagonist of Pynchon's satire novella, finds herself named executor of ex-boyfriend Pierce Inverarity's estate. As she reluctantly takes on the task, she discovers there's more to Pierce than she knew--a gigantic stamp collection. As she goes around California to examine the estate with lawyer/lover Metzger, Oedipa stumbles upon a mysterious conspiracy--the symbol of a muted post horn and the acronym W.A.S.T.E. Mildly interested, Oe...