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Infinite Jest

Infinite Jest

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Publisher Price: $22.99

ISBN10: 0316066524
ISBN13: 9780316066525
Publisher: Back Bay Books
Published: Nov 13 2006
Pages: 1104
Weight: 2.42
Height: 1.90 Width: 6.00 Depth: 9.20
Language: English
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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