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Infinite Jest:  A Novel

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Infinite Jest: A Novel

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Author: David Foster Wallace
Publisher: Back Bay Books, 2009
Little, Brown and Company, 1996
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Book Type: Novel
Genre: Science-Fiction
Sub-Genre Tags: Near-Future
Dystopia
Mundane SF
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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.


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