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The pale king

David Foster Wallace

The pale king

an unfinished novel

by David Foster Wallace

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Published by Little, Brown and Co. in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Civil service,
  • Office politics,
  • Fiction

  • About the Edition

    The character David Foster Wallace is introduced to the banal world of the IRS Regional Examination Center in Peoria, Illinois, and the host of strange people who work there, in a novel that was unfinished at the time of the author"s death.

    Edition Notes

    StatementDavid Foster Wallace
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPS3573.A425635 P35 2011b
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxiv, 944 p. (large print)
    Number of Pages944
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL27127958M
    ISBN 100316177938
    ISBN 109780316177931
    LC Control Number2011921952
    OCLC/WorldCa711683794


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