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The Resource The Pale King

The Pale King

Label
The Pale King
Title
The Pale King
Statement of responsibility
David Foster Wallace
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2011.
  • Library Journal Best Books, 2011.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
379907
Cataloging source
TnLvILS
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1962-2008
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Wallace, David Foster
Dewey number
813.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • United States
  • Boredom
  • Meaning (Psychology)
  • Happiness
  • Interpersonal relations
  • Occupations
  • Purpose in life
  • Illinois
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
an unfinished novel
Label
The Pale King
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
in500650695
Isbn
9780316177931
Label
The Pale King
Publication
Control code
in500650695
Isbn
9780316177931

Library Locations

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