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V Summary
Thomas Pynchon

Everything you need to understand or teach V by Thomas Pynchon.

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V Summary

Plot Summary

V. is a fiction novel by Thomas Pynchon. Benny Profane enters a tavern in Norfolk, Virginia called the Sailor's Grave on Christmas Eve, 1955. Another seaman, Pig Bodine, arrives and tells him about Pappy Hod, who split up with his young wife, Paola, from Malta. Paola had used Pappy to get to America. A riot breaks out, the police come and Profane, Pig and Paola flee, ending up in new York. Profane sends Paola to a friend of his, Rachel Owlglass. He spends a day on the subway, riding back and forth, and meets Tolito, Jose and Kook, three Puerto Ricans. Profane agrees to work with their brother, Angel and Angel's friend Geronimo to catch alligators in the sewers of New York City. Rachel is living and working in New York City as a interviewer at an employment firm. She is part of the Whole Sick Crew, a group...

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