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The pale king : an unfinished novel, David Foster Wallace

Label
The pale king : an unfinished novel
Title
The pale king
Title remainder
an unfinished novel
Statement of responsibility
David Foster Wallace
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Set in the oppressive fluorescent glow of an IRS tax-return processing center in Peoria, Illinois, The Pale King is a novel that confronts head-on one of the greatest challenges of life and art: the ordinary, the familiar, soul-dampening routine
Summary
Partially written before his death, author David Foster Wallace presents a fictitious version of himself as the protagonist in his final novel. When Wallace arrives for training at the IRS Regional Examination Center in Peoria, Illinois, everything appears normal. However, as Wallace quickly learns, normal just isn't the case. From the bizarre boredom-survival training to the wild personalities among his co-workers, Wallace is convinced the IRS is determined to dehumanize and humiliate him
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2011.
  • Library Journal Best Books 2011
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379907
Cataloging source
DLC
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Wallace, David Foster
Dewey number
813.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Data processing service centers
  • Tax returns
  • Internal revenue
Target audience
adult
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an unfinished novel
Label
The pale king : an unfinished novel, David Foster Wallace
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
000046291725
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 548 p.
Isbn
9781926428178
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Label
The pale king : an unfinished novel, David Foster Wallace
Publication
Control code
000046291725
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 548 p.
Isbn
9781926428178
Isbn Type
(hbk.)

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