Port Lands: A Novel
"At the time it felt like a mistake. It still feels like one right now. But once the money hit the table, what choice did I have? There's no such thing as choices. This world runs on scarcity. This world runs on fear and inertia." -Tod Molloy, Port Lands, 2022
The Crying of Lot 49 - Wikipedia
Lot49. The Crying of Lot 49 is a novella by Thomas Pynchon, first published in 1966. The shortest of Pynchon's novels, it is about a woman, Oedipa Maas, possibly unearthing the centuries-old conflict between two maildistribution companies, Thurn und Taxis and the Trystero (or Tristero). The former actually existed and was the first firm to distribute postal mail; the latter is Pynchon's invention. The novel is often classified as a notable example of postmodern fiction.