Book Reviews of Vineland

Author: Thomas Pynchon
ISBN-13: 9780140145113
ISBN-10: 0140145117
Publication Date: 1991
Pages: 385
Edition: Unabridged
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Publisher: Penguin Books
Book Type: Paperback
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Zoyd Wheeler collects mental disability checks from the state by jumping through plate-glass windows once a year. His former wife has run off with Brock Vond, a Federal Prosecutor and psychopath, and has changed careers, from radical filmmaker to FBI collaborator. Zoyd's daughter, Prairie, is obsessed with finding and learning about her missing mother. As Zoyd sails through his latest window, an event that has become a yearly media frenzy, Pynchon's acclaimed novel fragments into as many narrative shards, following individual eccentric characters, but ultimately reassembling itself in a miracle of invention and literary control.