Infinite Jest (Hardback)
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Short Description for Infinite Jest By the author of "The Broom of the System". This is the story of the addictive power of a movie - "Infinite Jest" - and how it affects a Boston halfway house for recovering drug addicts and a nearby tennis academy, whose students have budding addictions of their own.
- Published: 04 July 1996
- Format: Hardback 1079 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780316920049 ISBN 10: 0316920045
- Sales rank: 21,989
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Full description for 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.