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The Broom of the System: A Novel (Penguin Ink)

Author : Wallace, David Foster

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 s tunned 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.

Edition : Reprint
Format : Paperback


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ISBN13 : 9780143116936
ISBN : 0143116932
Date Published : 2010
Publisher : Penguin Books

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