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. The Pale King remained unfinished at the time of David Foster Wallace's death, but it is a deeply compelling and satisfying novel, hilarious and fearless and as original as anything Wallace ever undertook. It grapples directly with ultimate questions--questions of life's meaning and of the value of work and society--through characters imagined with the interior force and generosity that were Wallace's unique gifts. Along the way it suggests a new idea of heroism and commands infinite respect for one of the most daring writers of our time. *** Please contact Member Services for additional documents.
With the success of Infinite Jest, A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again: Essays and Arguments and This Is Water: The Original David Foster Wallace Recording, David Foster Wallace has become a beloved Fiction, Nonfiction and Arts & Entertainment author among many of our readers. Born on February 21, 1962 in Ithaca, New York David Foster Wallace has released a total of 16 audiobooks, with the most recent being Signifying Rappers. Not only can you find over 224 hours of audio books from David Foster Wallace on AudiobookStore.com, but you will also find his bestselling audio book, Infinite Jest, read by popular audio book narrator Sean Pratt. The oldest title in our catalog from David Foster Wallace, Consider the Lobster and Other Essays (Selected Essays), was added to our site in 2005. To find all Fiction audio books from David Foster Wallace that you will certainly enjoy, please visit his author page and view his entire collection: David Foster Wallace audiobooks.