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Infinite Jest
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Little, Brown and Company 2009
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A gargantuan, mind-altering comedy about the Pursuit of Happiness in America 
Set in an addicts' halfway house and a tennis academy, and featuring the most endearingly screwed-up family to come along in recent fiction, Infinite Jest explores essential questions about what entertainment is and why it has come to so dominate our lives; about how our desire for entertainment affects our need to connect with other people; and about what the pleasures we choose say about who we are.
Equal parts philosophical quest and screwball comedy, Infinite Jest bends every rule of fiction without sacrificing for a moment its own entertainment value. It is an exuberant, uniquely American exploration of the passions that make us human — and one of those rare books that renew the idea of what a novel can do.
With a foreword by Tom Bisell. 
"The next step in fiction...Edgy, accurate, and darkly witty...Think Beckett, think Pynchon, think Gaddis. Think." Sven Birkerts, The Atlantic
 
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Street Date:
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David Foster Wallace. (2009). Infinite Jest. Little, Brown and Company.

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David Foster Wallace. 2009. Infinite Jest. Little, Brown and Company.

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David Foster Wallace, Infinite Jest. Little, Brown and Company, 2009.

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David Foster Wallace. Infinite Jest. Little, Brown and Company, 2009.

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Equal parts philosophical quest and screwball comedy, Infinite Jest bends every rule of fiction without sacrificing for a moment its own entertainment value. It is an exuberant, uniquely American exploration of the passions that make us human — and one of those rare books that renew the idea of what a novel can do.
With a foreword by Tom Bisell. 
"The next step in fiction...Edgy, accurate, and darkly witty...Think Beckett, think Pynchon,...
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Equal parts philosophical quest and screwball comedy, Infinite Jest bends every rule of fiction without sacrificing for a moment its own entertainment value. It is an exuberant, uniquely American exploration of the passions that make us human — and one of those rare books that renew the idea of what a novel can do.
With a foreword by Tom Bisell. 
"The next step in fiction...Edgy, accurate, and darkly witty...Think Beckett, think Pynchon, think Gaddis. Think." Sven Birkerts, The Atlantic
 
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