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The Pale King
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Hachette Book Group 2011
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Unabridged
Street Date:
04/01/2011
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781609417338
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David Foster Wallace. (2011). The Pale King. Unabridged Hachette Book Group.

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David Foster Wallace. 2011. The Pale King. Hachette Book Group.

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David Foster Wallace, The Pale King. Hachette Book Group, 2011.

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David Foster Wallace. The Pale King. Unabridged Hachette Book Group, 2011.

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        David Foster Wallace (1962-2008) was the New York Times bestselling author of Infinite Jest, The Broom of the System, and Girl with Curious Hair. His essays and stories have appeared in Harper's, the New Yorker, Playboy, Paris Review, Conjunctions, Premiere, Tennis, the Missouri Review, and the Review of Contemporary Fiction. He received numerous awards, including the Whiting Award, the Lannan Award for Fiction, the QPB Joe Savago New Voices Award, and the O. Henry Award.

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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.

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