Infinite Jest is a 1996 novel by David Foster Wallace set in a satirical future in which Mexico, the United States and Canada have formed a large confederation run by corporate interests. The novel centers around a missing master copy of Infinite Jest, a film so entertaining that viewers lose themselves in it and die. Various characters, including terrorists from a Quebec nationalist movement and the US government. The epic novel deals with themes of addiction, media-saturation, capitalism, depression and nationalism.

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