The Broom of the System: A Novel

The Broom of the System: A Novel by David Foster Wallace 0142002429 9780142002421
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Published when Wallace was just twenty-four years old, The Broom of the Systemstunned 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? 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.

Author: David Foster Wallace

Language: English

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 480

Publisher: Penguin Books

Publication Date: 2004-05-25


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