Girl with Curious Hair is replete with David Foster Wallace’s remarkable, hilarious, and unsettling re-imaginations of reality. The New York Times Book Review calls Wallace “a dynamic writer of extraordinary talent.”
David Foster Wallace was one of the most prodigiously talented and original young writers in America, and Girl with Curious Hair displays the full range of his gifts. From the eerily “real,” almost holographic evocations of historical figures like Lyndon Johnson, as well as over-televised game-show hosts and late-night comedians, to the title story, where terminal punk nihilism meets Young Republicanism, Wallace renders the incredible comprehensible, the bizarre normal, the absurd hilarious, and the familiar strange.
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