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The pale king

Author: David Foster Wallace; Robert Petkoff; Hoopla digital.
Publisher: [United States] : Hachette Audio : Made available through hoopla, 2011.
Edition/Format:   eAudiobook : Fiction : English : UnabridgedView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Named Person: David Foster Wallace; David Foster Wallace
Material Type: Fiction, Audio book, etc., Sound recording, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: David Foster Wallace; Robert Petkoff; Hoopla digital.
ISBN: 9781609417338 160941733X
OCLC Number: 951759440
Cast: Read by Robert Petkoff.
Description: 1 online resource (1 audio file (19 hr., 13 min.))
Responsibility: David Foster Wallace.
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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 o.

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