- The Broom of the System
"The Broom of the System" (ISBN 0-14-200242-9) is the first novel by the American writer
David Foster Wallace.
1987, the book centers on the character of Lenore Stonecipher Beadsman, a 24-year-old telephone switchboardoperator. In Wallace's typically offbeat style, Lenore navigates three separate crises: her grandmother's escape from a nursing home, a neurotic boyfriend, and a suddenly vocal pet cockatiel.
* [http://www.smallbytes.net/~bobkat/broom1.html "New York Times" book review by Michiko Kakutani]
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