The Crying of Lot 49
Oedipa Maas,Pierce Inverarity, Wendell "Mucho" Maas
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One summer afternoon Mrs. Oedipa Maas came home from a Tupperware party whose hostess had put perhaps too much kirsch in the fondue to find that she, Oedipa, had been named executor, or she supposed executrix, of the estate of one Pierce Inverarity, a California real estate mogul who had once lost two million dollars in his spare time but still had assets numerous and tangled enough to make the job of sorting it all out more than honorary.
Oedipa settled back, to await the crying of lot 49.