There was some earlier talk on the list about Pynchon's forthcoming crime
novel. Apologies if this is mainly old news but Cape have just acquired the
UK rights and there's a bit in the Bookseller that might be of interest.
" Set in 1960s Los Angeles, the novel is described as "part noir, part psychedelic romp, all Thomas Pynchon". Private eye Doc Sportello meets up with an ex-girlfriend who is plotting to kidnap a billionaire, which draws Sportello into a "bizarre tangle" with a cast of characters said to include surfers, hustlers, rockers and a murderous loan-shark, as well as "an ex-con with a swastika tattoo and fondness for [actress/singer] Ethel Merman." " http://www.thebookseller.com/news/77424-cape-secures-pynchon-mystery.html
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