David Foster Wallace (1962-2008) is the author of Infinite Jest, Girl with Curious Hair, Everything and More, The Broom of the System, and other fiction and nonfiction. Among his honors, he received a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship, a Lannan Literary Award, and a Whiting Writers' Award.
Postmodern short stories from Wallace satirize the absurdities of contemporary pop culture. (Feb.)
"Mr. Wallace brings us, time and again, to hidden, mythic places
that are strange yet oddly familiar. He succeeds in restoring
grandeur to modern fiction." -- Jennifer Levin - New York Times
"A collection of stories as varied in length and theme as they are imaginative, and downright bizarre as any collection by one author has a right to be.... Truly funny surreal humor." -- Benedict Cosgrove - San Francisco Chronicle
"These stories say something serious and sincere about the world that the rest of us have to live in." -- Madison Smartt Bell - Washington Post Book World