WORD is hosting a memorial David Foster Wallace readathon in anticipation of the release of his unfinished novel The Pale King. Authors and customers will read from their favorite of his works. (Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your selection, if you'd like to read, so we can avoid duplicates!)
Note: while this was formerly a midnight release, we have updated the event to account for the early release of the book. Tickets are no longer required, feel free to bring your friends!
The agents at the IRS Regional Examination Center in Peoria, Illinois, appear ordinary enough to newly arrived trainee David Foster Wallace. But as he immerses himself in a routine so tedious and repetitive that new employees receive boredom-survival training, he learns of the extraordinary variety of personalities drawn to this strange calling.