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An Index to Thomas Pynchon's Against the Day

Three. Bilocations

Chapter 39

Section 1 (548-556)

Paul Nightingale reading Section 39.1

The crew of Inconvenience had been ordered to Brussels to pay their respects at a memorial service for General Boulanger, held each September 30 on the anniversary of his suicide, an observance not altogether free of political suggestion, there having remained within the Chums of Chance bureaucracy a defiant residue of Boulangism.

Against the Day, p. 548