Infinite Jest


SKU: 9780316920049 Category: Tag: Product ID: 91445


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.

“The next step in fiction…Edgy, accurate, and darkly witty…Think Beckett, think Pynchon, think Gaddis. Think.” –Sven Birkerts, The Atlantic

ISBN: 9780316920049
Publisher: Little Brown and Company
Pub Date: 02/1996
Format: Hardcover
Weight: 3.19lbs
Size: 9.51h x 6.31w x 2.03d

Additional information

Weight 3.19 lbs
Dimensions 9.51 × 6.31 × 2.03 in