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Inherent vice, Thomas Pynchon

Label
Inherent vice
Title
Inherent vice
Statement of responsibility
Thomas Pynchon
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Reluctantly investigating a kidnapping threat against his ex-girlfriend's billionaire beau, Doc Sportello tackles a bizarre tangle of nefarious characters before stumbling on a mysterious entity that may actually be a tax shelter for a dental group
  • "It's been awhile since Doc Sportello has seen his ex-girlfriend. Suddenly out of nowhere she shows up with a story about a plot to kidnap a billionaire land developer whom she just happens to be in love with. Easy for her to say. It's the tail end of the psychedelic 60s in L.A., and Doc knows that "love" is another of those words going around at the moment, like "trip" or "groovy," except that this one usually leads to trouble. Despite which he soon finds himself drawn into a bizarre tangle of motives and passions whose cast of characters includes surfers, hustlers, dopers and rockers, a murderous loan shark, a tenor sax player working undercover, an ex-con with a swastika tattoo and a fondness for Ethel Merman, and a mysterious entity known as the Golden Fang, which may only be a tax dodge set up by some dentists."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Pynchon, Thomas
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3566.Y55
LC item number
I54 2009
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Private investigators
  • Los Angeles (Calif.)
Label
Inherent vice, Thomas Pynchon
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
276819214
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
369 pages
Isbn
9781594202247
Lccn
2009007705
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)276819214
Label
Inherent vice, Thomas Pynchon
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
276819214
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
369 pages
Isbn
9781594202247
Lccn
2009007705
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)276819214

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