David Foster Wallace
Paperback $24.99 - Penguin Group Australia
Fiction - Published: 28/Mar/2012 - ISBN: 9780143203599
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. He has begun his employment 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 was unfinished at the time of David Foster Wallace's death, it’s as intriguing, hilarious, fearless and as original as anything he wrote.
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