Infinite Jest

Infinite Jest

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ISBN10: 0316306053 ISBN13: 9780316306058 Contributors: Bissell, Tom (Foreword) Publisher: Back Bay Books Published: Feb 23 2016 Pages: 1079 Weight: 2.40lbs. Height: 7.00" Width: 5.00" Depth: 2.00" Language: English

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This deluxe paperback edition -- featuring flaps, new cover art, and a new foreword by Tom Bissell -- celebrates the 20th anniversary of the original publication of Infinite Jest.

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.
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