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From the Publisher
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 of the most daring writers of our time.