Infinite Jest

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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.

Infinite Jest (20th Anniv. Edition)

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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.

'A work of genius ... grandly ambitious, wickedly comic, a wild, surprisingly readable tour de force.' -SEATTLE TIMES

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Author David Foster Wallace
Publisher Back Bay Books
Page Count 1,104pp
Publication Size 6 x 9.25 x 2
Publication Notes softcover, 20th anniversary edition
Publication Date February 23, 2016
ISBN 978-0316306058

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