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David Foster Wallace’s The Pale King Is On Our Desk

That’s our new galley copy David Foster Wallace‘s final, unfinished novel (click to enlarge the image). The 547-page book won’t be published until April 15, but we’ll line up a couple Pale King features to get you prepared.

Performing a bit of literary detective work, The Millions spotted the first sentence of the novel in a 2002 literary journal. At the same time, The Rumpus collected links to six different short stories that will live inside the novel, including: “The Compliance Branch” and “Backbone.”

Here’s an excerpt: “We know that David Foster Wallace had been working on The Pale King since 1996. From this we can only speculate on the other stories that have already been published that will be included in TPK … You can read more about possible inclusions over at The Howling Fantods.”

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