Infinite jest: a novel

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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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9780316162296
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subject_facet Addicts, Addicts -- Fiction, Audiobooks, Compulsive behavior, Compulsive behavior -- Fiction, FICTION / Classics, FICTION / Literary, Fiction, Humorous fiction, Humorous stories
title_display Infinite jest : a novel
title_full Infinite Jest, Infinite jest : a novel / David Foster Wallace ; foreword by Tom Bissell, Infinite jest [electronic resource] / David Foster Wallace ; with a foreword by Dave Eggers
title_short Infinite jest :
title_sub a novel
topic_facet Addicts, Compulsive behavior, Fiction, Literature