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0316920049 03 02 0316920045 03 9780316920049 15 9780316920049 14 09780316920049 01 BB <b202>01</b202> <b203>Infinite Jest</b203> <b029>A Novel</b029> A01 Wallace, David Foster 01 eng 1088 FIC019000 01 01 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.


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Compulsive behavior -- Fiction.
Addicts -- Fiction.