By Thomas Pynchon
En rentrant d’une soirée un peu trop arrosée, Œdipa Maas apprend qu’elle est l’exécutrice testamentaire de Pierce Inverarity, son ex-petit ami devenu milliardaire. Elle prend donc l. a. path de San Narciso où, épaulée par Metzger, avocat huppé, elle compte expédier los angeles formalité en quelques jours.Sauf que le legs est étrange : en plus d’usines et de biens immobiliers, Pierce possédait une assortment de plusieurs milliers de timbres. fake ou authentiques, ils intriguent l. a. jeune femme, tout comme les messages codés et les symboles énigmatiques qui los angeles cernent. Mais c’est un mot, Tristero, entendu dans une pièce élisabéthaine, qui hante Œdipa et qui pourrait bien être los angeles clé de tout le mystère. Au cours de son enquête hallucinée et vaporeuse, Œdipa va croiser toutes sortes de personnages déjantés : bouquinistes, professeurs alcoolisés, psychiatres sous LSD, philatélistes, membres d’une secte, ingénieurs dépressifs… Les pistes se brouillent dans los angeles tête de los angeles jeune femme qui semble s’enfoncer dans les eaux d’un lac où gisent les restes d’une Histoire oubliée.Publié aux États-Unis en 1966, Vente à los angeles criée du lot forty nine est le deuxième roman de Thomas Pynchon.Traduit de l’anglais (États-Unis) par Michel Doury
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