Readings from David Foster Wallace's The Pale King
Friday April 15: 7:00PM – 8:00PM
The Pale King remained unfinished at the time of David Foster Wallace's death, but it is a deeply compelling and satisfying novel, hilarious and fearless and as original as anything Wallace ever undertook. It grapples directly with ultimate questions-questions of life's meaning and of the value of work and society-through characters imagined with the interior force and generosity that were Wallace's unique gifts. Along the way it suggests a new idea of heroism and commands infinite respect for one of the most daring writers of our time.
Charles Bock (Beautiful Children), Lev Grossman (Codex, The Magicians), Laura Miller (The Magician's Book: A Skeptic's Adventure in Narnia) and others will read selections from The Pale King.