. Hailed as "a major work of art" by the wall street journal, his first novel in almost ten years spans the era between the Chicago World's Fair of 1893 and the years just after World War I and moves among locations across the globe and to a few places not strictly speaking on the map at all.
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Charles mason 1728-1786 and jeremiah dixon 1733-1779 were the British surveyors best remembered for running the boundary between Pennsylvania and Maryland that we know today as the Mason-Dixon Line. Picador USA.
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The new york times Book ReviewExemplary… dazzling and ludicrous. Our reward for surrendering expectations that a novel should gather in clarity, rather than disperse into molecules, isn’t anomie but delight. Jonathan lethemwired magazine“the book’s real accomplishment is to claim the last decade as Pynchon territory, a continuation of the same tensions — between freedom and captivity, momentum and entropy, meaning and chaos — through which he has framed the last half-century.
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