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.

David Foster Wallace—Infinite Jest - A Novel -- 20Th Anniversary Edition

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