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The Broom of the System

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Publisher Comments:

Published when Wallace was just twenty-four years old, The Broom of the System stunned 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. Lenoreas 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.

Synopsis:

The mysterious disappearance of her great-grandmother and 25 other elderly residents of a nursing home only compounds the small catastrophes that threaten to elevate Lenore Stonecipher Beadsman's search for love and self-determination to new heights of spasmodic weirdness.

Synopsis:

The "dazzling, exhilarating" (San Francisco Chronicle) debut novel from one of this century's most groundbreaking writers, The Broom of the System is an outlandishly funny and fiercely intelligent exploration of the paradoxes of language, storytelling, and reality.

About the Author

David Foster Wallace (1962-2008) is the award-winning author of several short story and essay collections, and two novels, including the bestselling cult classic Infinite Jest.

Duke Riley is the owner of East River Tattoo in Brooklyn. Acclaimed for his unique interpretations of the urban landscape, he has participated in numerous art exhibitions around the world.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780143116936
Author:
Wallace, David Foster
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Illustrator:
Riley, Duke
Author:
Riley, Duke
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Series:
Penguin Ink
Publication Date:
20100631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
YES
Pages:
480
Dimensions:
7.70x5.30x1.16 in. .96 lbs.
Age Level:
18-17

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"Synopsis" by , The mysterious disappearance of her great-grandmother and 25 other elderly residents of a nursing home only compounds the small catastrophes that threaten to elevate Lenore Stonecipher Beadsman's search for love and self-determination to new heights of spasmodic weirdness.
"Synopsis" by ,
The "dazzling, exhilarating" (San Francisco Chronicle) debut novel from one of this century's most groundbreaking writers, The Broom of the System is an outlandishly funny and fiercely intelligent exploration of the paradoxes of language, storytelling, and reality.

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