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An Index to Thomas Pynchon's Against the Day

Four. Against the Day

Chapter 64

Section 1 (931-934)

Paul Nightingale reading Section 64.1

Reef, Yashmeen, and Cyprian, having passed a few profitable weeks at Biarritz and Pau before the seasonal lull as English tourists gave way to those from the Continent, returning now eastward to the casinos of the Riviera, wandered across the Anarchist spa of Yz-les Bains, hidden near the foothills of the Pyrenees, among steep hillsides covered with late-ripening vines, whose shoots were kept away from the early frosts by supporters that looked like garlanded crucifixes.

Against the Day, p. 931