V. (Perennial Classics)
|Author: Thomas Pynchon|
Publisher: Harper Perennial Modern Classics
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Sales Rank: 17,122
Languages: English (Unknown), English (Original Language), English (Published)
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Dimensions (in): 8.1 x 5.3 x 1.3
Publication Date: July 5, 2005
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The wild, macabre tale of the twentieth century and of two men - one looking for something he has lost, the other with nothing much to lose - and "V.," the unknown woman of the title.
Having just been released from the Navy, Benny Profane is content to lead a slothful existence with his friends, where the only real ambition is to perfect the art of "schlemihlhood," or being a dupe, and where "responsibility" is a dirty word. Among his pals--called the Whole Sick Crew--is Slab, an artist who can't seem to paint anything other than cheese danishes. But Profane's life changes dramatically when he befriends Stencil, an active ambitious young man with an intriguing mission--to find out the identity of a woman named V., who knew Stencil's father during the war, but who suddenly and mysteriously disappeared.
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