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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: David Foster Wallace Narrator: Robert Petkoff Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2014 ISBN: 9781478929611
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David Foster Wallace’s extraordinary writing on tennis, collected for the first time

A “long-time rabid fan of tennis” and a regionally ranked tennis player in his youth, David Foster Wallace wrote about the game like no one else. On Tennis presents David Foster Wallace’s five essays on the sport, published between 1990 and 2006, and hailed as some of the greatest and most innovative sports writing of our time.

This lively and entertaining collection begins with Wallace’s own experience as a prodigious tennis player in “Derivative Sport in Tornado Alley”. He also challenges the sports memoir genre in “How Tracy Austen Broke My Heart”, takes us to the US Open in “Democracy and Commerce at the U.S. Open,” and profiles of two of the world’s greatest tennis players in “Tennis Player Michael Joyce’s Professional Artistry as a Paradigm of Certain Stuff About Choice, Freedom, Limitation, Joy, Grotesquerie, and Human Completeness” and “Federer Both Flesh and Not.” With infectious enthusiasm and enormous heart, Wallace’s writing shows us the beauty, complexity, and brilliance of the game he loved best.

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  • “Narrator Robert Petkoff gets David Foster Wallace. Petkoff understands the author’s wit and pacing and when to place sardonic emphasis…‘Derivative Sport in Tornado Alley’ is laugh-out-loud funny…‘Federer Both Flesh and Not’ displays Wallace’s awe at the beauty of the Federer game…Overall [Petkoff’s] performance is terrific.”

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About the Author
Author David Foster Wallace

David Foster Wallace (1962–2008) is the New York Times bestselling author of Infinite JestThe Broom of the System, and Girl With Curious Hair. His essays and stories have appeared in Harper’s, the New YorkerPlayboyParis ReviewConjunctionsPremiereTennisThe Missouri Review, and the Review of Contemporary Fiction. Wallace has received numerous awards, including the Whiting Award, the Lannan Award for Fiction, the QPB Joe Savago New Voices Award, and the O. Henry Award.

About the Narrator

Robert Petkoff has appeared on Chappelle’s Show, Law & Order, and Quantum Leap. His Broadway credits include Sir Robin in Spamalot, Perchik in Fiddler on the Roof, and Tateh in Ragtime. His audiobook narrations have won multiple Audiofile Earphones Awards as well as a coveted Audie Award.