PEN: Everything and More: The Pale King

Where: St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral Gymnasium, 268 Mulberry St., New York City

In this magnificent book left unfinished at his death, David Foster Wallace anatomizes contemporary American sadness and boredom by investigating its Internal Revenue System. The result: a hilarious, truthful, and embittered vision of late-model capitalism and its discontents.

With Rick Moody, Michael Silverblatt, Sandro Veronesi, Michael Pietsch, and others

Tickets: $15/$10 PEN Members, students with valid ID. Call (866) 811-4111 or visit ovationtix.com

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