Infinite Jest

Wallace, David Foster

Published by Little Brown, 1996
ISBN 10: 0316921173 / ISBN 13: 9780316921176
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As new, unread 1st edition/1st printing trade paperback copy of this wonderful novel by David Foster Wallace. This beautiful, unread copy was purchased by me on the day of publication & has been carefully stored. Close to flawless & pristine this is a fine, unread copy. The book has a few very minor flaws. Small bump top of spine, tiny quarter inch indent bottom front cover near spine & a tiny curl bottom front cover corner, else fine. Stated "First Paperback Edition" with complete number line, 10 through 1. 1079 pages. NF. Bookseller Inventory #

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Synopsis: Set in the near future in a addicts' halfway house and a tennis academy, a moving novel explores a world of drug abuse, heartbreak, advertising, philosophy, math, humor, and drama as it addresses what happens to a nation of people whose main concern is pleasing themselves. Reprint. NYT.

Product Description: The story of an intelligent but zany dysfunctional family is set in a drug-and-alcohol addicts' halfway house and a tennis academy and follows such themes as heartbreak, philosophy, and advertising.

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Title: Infinite Jest
Publisher: Little Brown
Publication Date: 1996
Binding: Soft cover
Book Condition: New
Edition: 1st Edition

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Book Description Back Bay Books, 1997. Book Condition: Used. This Book is in Good Condition. Clean Copy With Light Amount of Wear. 100% Guaranteed. Summary: Infinite Jest is the name of a movie said to be so entertaining that anyone who watches it loses all desire to do anything but watch it. People die happily, viewing it in endless repetition. The novel Infinite Jest is the story of this addictive entertainment, and in particular how it affects a Boston halfway house for recovering addicts and a nearby tennis academy, whose students have many budding addictions of their own. As the novel unfolds, various individuals, organizations, and governments vie to obtain the master copy of Infinite Jest for their own ends, and the denizens of the tennis school and the halfway house are caught up in increasingly desperate efforts to control the movie - as is a cast including burglars, transvestite muggers, scam artists, medical professionals, pro football stars, bookies, drug addicts both active and recovering, film students, political assassins, and one of the most endearingly messed-up families ever captured in a novel. On this outrageous frame hangs an exploration of,essential questions about what entertainment is, and why it has come to so dominate our lives; about how our desire for entertainment interacts with our need to connect with other humans; 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. The huge cast and multilevel narrative serve a story that accelerates to a breathtaking, heartbreaking, unforgettable conclusion. It is an exuberant, uniquely American exploration of the passions that make us human - and one of those rare books that renew the very idea of what a novelcan do. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_usedgood_0316921173

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