'Bleeding Edge': Thomas Pynchon's New Book?

01/04/2013 12:54 pm ET | Updated Mar 06, 2013

Bleeding Edge by Thomas Pynchon? Maybe, if a tweet by a leading book critic and editor is to be believed.

Pynchon is one of the most mysterious modern-day authors. There are few photographs of him, and his novels are dense yet often brilliant. The Crying of Lot 49 and Gravity's Rainbow are viewed as modern classics.

Now aged 75, his most recent book, Inherent Vice, came out in 2009, and was generally well reviewed, but not seen as being his best work.

The news was tweeted by Ron Charles, Fiction Editor of The Washington Post:

new pynchon novel

He later said that the news had been confirmed to him by two sources at Penguin.

We've been unable to get any confirmation ourselves at time of writing, but if true, this is exciting news for this year's summer list.

Will you read the new Pynchon?

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