Gravity's Rainbow

Gravity's Rainbow

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Winner of the 1974 National Book Award a€œA screaming comes across the sky. . .a€ A few months after the Germansa€™ secret V-2 rocket bombs begin falling on London, British Intelligence discovers that a map of the city pinpointing the sexual conquests of one Lieutenant Tyrone Slothrop, U.S. Army, corresponds identically to a map showing the V-2 impact sites. The implications of this discovery will launch Slothrop on an amazing journey across war-torn Europe, fleeing an international cabal of military-industrial superpowers, in search of the mysterious Rocket 00000, through a wildly comic extravaganza that has been hailed in The New Republic as a€œthe most profound and accomplished American novel since the end of World War II.a€The Mothers get together once a year, in secret, at these giant conventions, and exchange information. ... They have a contest, for Mother of the Year, breast- feeding, diaper-changing, they time them, casserole competitions, ja a€” then, toward the end, they actually ... The pistols are loaded with blanks, naturlich, but the unfortunate child does not know this. ... A flight of ducks passes overhead, going west.

Title:Gravity's Rainbow
Author:Thomas Pynchon
Publisher:Penguin - 2012-06-13


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