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An Index to Thomas Pynchon's Against the Day

Two. Iceland Spar

Chapter 28

Section 5 (367-371)

Paul Nightingale reading Section 28.5

Which was how Reef came to take on the guise of East Coast nerve case Thrapston Cheesely III, learning to look sicker than he was, to dress like a dude who couldn't sit a horse on a merry-go-round, sneaking into Denver to take dancing lessons from a certain Madame Aubergine, swearing her to secrecy under pain of an ancient Ute shaman's curse.

Against the Day, p. 367