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Gravity’s Rainbow by Thomas Pynchon
Random House Group 1995

In Europe at the end of World War II a shadowy intelligence department discerns a statistical correlation between American GI Tyrone Slothrop’s sexual encounters and V2 rocket hits. Mysticism, drug culture, political history, pornography, cabaret, slapstick, comic books and gangster movies all provide frames of reference for this extremely inventive novel. Its densely textured, hallucinogenic prose keeps us off balance and engaged, as well as entertained and astonished.
Thomas Pynchon was born on Long Island, New York.

 
Gravity’s Rainbow by Thomas Pynchon
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