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The pale king : an unfinished novel / David Foster Wallace.

By: Wallace, David Foster.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York : Little, Brown and Co., 2011Edition: 1st ed.Description: x, 548 p. ; 25 cm.ISBN: 9780316074230; 0316074233; 9780316178327 (int'l ed.); 0316178322 (int'l ed.).Subject(s): Wallace, David Foster -- Fiction | Civil service -- Fiction | Office politics -- FictionDDC classification: 813/.54 Other classification: 18.06 Summary: The character David Foster Wallace is introduced to the banal world of the IRS Regional Examination Center in Peoria, Illinois, and the host of strange people who work there, in a novel that was unfinished at the time of the author's death.
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The character David Foster Wallace is introduced to the banal world of the IRS Regional Examination Center in Peoria, Illinois, and the host of strange people who work there, in a novel that was unfinished at the time of the author's death.

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Library Journal Review

Unfinished at the time of Wallace's death, this novel was stitched together by his editor, Michael Pietsch, from notes and other material the author left behind. There's no real plot, but the story unfolds around an IRS agent in training, with unrelated asides throughout. Reader Robert Petkoff's voice drips with Wallace's irony. Though billed as fiction, the story was claimed by the author to be true. (LJ Xpress Reviews, 10/15/11; an LJ Best Book of 2011) (c) Copyright 2012. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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Writer David Foster Wallace was born in Ithaca, New York on February 21, 1962. He received a B.A. from Amherst College in Massachusetts. He was working on his master's degree in creative writing at the University of Arizona when he published his debut novel The Broom of the System (1987). <p> Wallace published his second novel Infinite Jest (1996) which introduced a cast of characters that included recovering alcoholics, foreign statesmen, residents of a halfway house, and high-school tennis stars. He spent four years researching and writing this novel. His first collection of short stories was Girl with Curious Hair (1989). He also published a nonfiction work titled Signifying Rappers: Rap and Race in the Urban Present. He committed suicide on September 12, 2008 at the age of 46 after suffering with bouts of depression for 20 years. <p> (Bowker Author Biography)

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