Infinite Jest

David Foster Wallace, Paperback


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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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Binding Type: Paperback
Author: David Foster Wallace
Published: 02/23/2016
Publisher: Back Bay Books
ISBN: 9780316306058
Pages: 1104
Weight: 2.45lbs
Size: 9.10h x 5.80w x 1.90d

Additional information

Weight2.45 lbs
Dimensions9.1 × 5.8 × 1.9 in