9780316074223

The Pale King

Wallace, David Foster

ISBN 10: 0316074225 / 0-316-07422-5
ISBN 13: 9780316074223
Publisher: Back Bay Books
Publication Date: 2012
Binding: Softcover
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The agents at the IRS Regional Examination Center in Peoria, Illinois, appear ordinary enough to newly arrived trainee David Foster Wallace. But as he immerses himself in a routine so tedious and repetitive that new employees receive boredom-survival training, he learns of the extraordinary variety of personalities drawn to this strange calling. And he has arrived at a moment when forces within the IRS are plotting to eliminate even what little humanity and dignity the work still has.

The Pale King remained unfinished at the time of David Foster Wallace's death, but it is a deeply compelling and satisfying novel, hilarious and fearless and as original as anything Wallace ever undertook. It grapples directly with ultimate questions--questions of life's meaning and of the value of work and society--through characters imagined with the interior force and generosity that were Wallace's unique gifts. Along the way it suggests a new idea of heroism and commands infinite respect for one of the most daring writers of our time.

 

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Book Description: BACK BAY BOOKS, United States, 2012. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Reprint. 231 x 147 mm. Brand New Book. The agents at the IRS Regional Examination Center in Peoria, Illinois, appear ordinary enough to newly arrived trainee David Foster Wallace. But as he immerses himself in a routine so tedious and repetitive that new employees receive boredom-survival training, he learns of the extraordinary variety of personalities drawn to this strange calling. And he has arrived at a moment when forces within the IRS are plotting to eliminate even what little humanity and dignity the work still has. The Pale King remained unfinished at the time of David Foster Wallace s death, but it is a deeply compelling and satisfying novel, hilarious and fearless and as original as anything Wallace ever undertook. It grapples directly with ultimate questions--questions of life s meaning and of the value of work and society--through characters imagined with the interior force and generosity that were Wallace s unique gifts. Along the way it suggests a new idea of heroism and commands infinite respect for one of the most daring writers of our time. Bookseller Inventory # ABZ9780316074223

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