The Pale King
An Unfinished NovelBook - 2011 | 1st ed.
Partially written before his death, author David Foster Wallace presents a fictitious version of himself as the protagonist in his final novel. When Wallace arrives for training at the IRS Regional Examination Center in Peoria, Illinois, everything appears normal. However, as Wallace quickly learns, normal just isn't the case. From the bizarre boredom-survival training to the wild personalities among his co-workers, Wallace is convinced the IRS is determined to dehumanize and humiliate him.
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Co., 2011.
Edition: 1st ed.
Branch Call Number: WALLA
Characteristics: 548 p. ; 25 cm.
From Library Staff
This story follows several recruits (including one named David Foster Wallace) as they arrive for training at the IRS Regional Examination Center in Peoria, Illinois, in preparation for soul-numbing employment in the tax collection agency.
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