Boston: Little, Brown & Co., 1996. First edition. Fine in like jacket, with discoloration from publisher's glue on the front endpaper. Jacket is bright, unmarked, and pleasing. Signed and dated by the author on the title page: "David Foster Wallace. 2-27-97."
"Infinite Jest is more or less evenly split between the story of the Incandenza family, dysfunctional proprietors of a tennis academy, and that of the residents of a halfway house for addicts, separated from their luckier counterparts by 'a tall and more or less denuded hill.' One houses America's winners; the other, its losers. The two groups rarely interact, and the sections of the book dedicated to them differ in tone: the first is more comic, the second more realist, even heart-string-pulling. The unique feel of the novel comes from this juxtaposition...but what may be most special about it is its experimental quality. Infinite Jest is a novel about the narcotic power of language" (The New Yorker). Fine in Fine dust jacket. (Item #5054)