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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
"Uproarious...Infinite Jest shows off Wallace as one of the big talents of his generation, a writer of virtuosic talents who can seemingly do anything."Michiko Kakutani, New York Times
"A work of genius...grandly ambitious, wickedly comic, a wild, surprisingly readable tour de force."Seattle Times
"A virtuoso display of styles and themes...There is generous intelligence and authentic passion on every page."Time
- On Sale
- Nov 13, 2006
- Page Count
- 1104 pages
- Back Bay Books