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The Crying of Lot 49 is told in third-person limited narration.
The Crying of Lot 49 is written in the past tense.
Lot 49 is a number of "Tristero forgeries" in stamp collector Pierce Inverarity's collection. At the end of The Crying of Lot 49, the protagonist, Oedipa Maas, learns an auctioneer will "cry" out the various lots during the auction of Pierce's estate.
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