Thomas Pynchon's Bleeding Edge, just in! Now that fall is officially upon us, it's the perfect time to cozy up with a hot beverage and a new book. Don't forget that all of our hardcover fiction is 20% off. Bonus!!
Pynchon’s latest begins in New York City, spring 2001, in the wake of the dot-com bubble-burst and leading up to the world-changing events of 9/11. The story follows protagonist Maxine Tarnow, a (sort-of) single Upper East Side mom who doubles as an unlicensed fraud investigator as she chases down shady silicon alley scammers. In the process, Pynchon encapsulates the general weirdness which permeated the cultural climate of that dawn of the millennium-era. Despite the rather bleak nature implied in telling 9/11 story, Pynchon employs his trademark humour and wordplay throughout this paranoia-infused slice of American historical fiction. A must-read for die-hard fans, though not nearly as dense as Gravity's Rainbow and its ilk, Bleeding Edge could also be a good starting point for those curious about dabbling further into Pynchon's body of work.