Infinite jest: a novel

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Back Bay Books,
Pub. Date:
2016.
Language:
English
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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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subject_facetAddicts -- Fiction
Coming of age -- Fiction
Compulsive behavior -- Fiction
Dominance (Psychology) -- Fiction
Family life -- Fiction
Friendship -- Fiction
Humorous fiction
Motion pictures -- Fiction
Tennis -- Fiction
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Coming of age
Compulsive behavior
Dominance (Psychology)
Family life
Friendship
Motion pictures
Tennis