The highly original satire about Oedipa Maas, a woman who finds herself enmeshed in a worldwide conspiracy, meets some extremely interesting characters and attains a not inconsiderable amount of self-knowledge.
"The work of a virtuoso with prose.intricate symbolic order [is] akin to that of Joyce’s Ulysses." –Chicago Tribune
"The comedy crackles, the puns pop the satire explodes." — The New York Times
"A puzzle, an intrigue, a literary and historical tour de force with a strongly European flavor." –San Francisco Examiner