David Foster Wallace made an art of taking readers into places no other writer even gets near. In his exuberantly acclaimed collection, Brief Interviews with Hideous Men, he combines hilarity and an escalating disquiet in stories that astonish, entertain, and expand our ideas of the pleasures that fiction can afford.
"This is ABRIDGED"
It is Butch Karp's unpleasant job to prosecute a poor, Hispanic 15-year-old mother for murder when a shocking act of negligence results in homicide. His wife faces the other side of an equally unspeakable tragedy: defending a suburban teenager charged with capital murder. Things couldn't get worse, until an astonishing turn of events puts their daughter at the center of a horrifying crime.