Against the day [electronic resource] : Pynchon, Thomas.
- ISBN: 9781101594667 (electronic bk.)
- ISBN: 1101594667 (electronic bk.)
- Physical Description: 1 online resource.
- Publisher: [United States] : Penguin Group US, 2012.
|General Note:|| Electronic book.
|Summary, etc.:|| Spanning the era between the Chicago World's Fair of 1893 and the years just after World War I, and constantly moving between locations across the globe (and to a few places not strictly speaking on the map at all), Against the day unfolds with a phantasmagoria of characters that includes anarchists, balloonists, gamblers, drug enthusiasts, mathematicians, mad scientists, shamans, spies, and hired guns. As an era of uncertainty comes crashing down around their ears and an unpredictable future commences, these folks are mostly just trying to pursue their lives. Sometimes they manage to catch up; sometimes it's their lives that pursue them
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