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Infinite Jest: A Novel
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Back Bay Books
Publication date November 13, 2006
Pages 1079
Binding Paperback
Edition 10 anv
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780316066525
ISBN-10 0316066524
Dimensions 1.75 by 6 by 9.25 in.
Weight 2.55 lbs.
Original list price $20.00
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: 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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Hardcover
Book cover for 9780316920049
 
from Little Brown & Co (February 1, 1996)
9780316920049 | details & prices | 1079 pages | 6.50 × 9.75 × 2.50 in. | 3.20 lbs | List price $35.00
About: The story of an intelligent but zany dysfunctional family is set in a drug-and-alcohol addicts' halfway house and a tennis academy and follows such themes as heartbreak, philosophy, and advertising
Paperback
Book cover for 9780316066525
 
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10 anv edition from Back Bay Books (November 13, 2006)
9780316066525 | details & prices | 1079 pages | 6.00 × 9.25 × 1.75 in. | 2.55 lbs | List price $20.00
About: A gargantuan, mind-altering comedy about the pursuit of happiness in America.

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