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The Broom of the System - (Penguin Ink) by David Foster Wallace (Paperback)

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Number of Pages: 467

Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres

Series Title: Penguin Ink

Format: Paperback

Publisher: Penguin Books

Age Range: Teen

Author: David Foster Wallace

Language: English

Street Date: June 29, 2010
TCIN: 12337454
UPC: 9780143116936
Item Number (DPCI): 248-44-5798

Description

The "dazzling, exhilarating" (San Francisco Chronicle) debut novel from one of this century's most groundbreaking writers

Published when David Foster Wallace was just twenty-four years old, The Broom of the System stunned critics and marked the emergence of an extraordinary new talent. At the center of this outlandishly funny, fiercely intelligent novel is the bewitching heroine, Lenore Stonecipher Beadsman. The year is 1990 and the place is a slightly altered Cleveland, Ohio. Lenore's great-grandmother has disappeared with twenty-five other inmates of the Shaker Heights Nursing Home. Her beau, and boss, Rick Vigorous, is insanely jealous, and her cockatiel, Vlad the Impaler, has suddenly started spouting a mixture of psycho-babble, Auden, and the King James Bible. Ingenious and entertaining, this debut from one of the most innovative writers of his generation brilliantly explores the paradoxes of language, storytelling, and reality.

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