A long, unfinished novel by David Foster Wallace is scheduled for a posthumous release next year.
“The Pale King,” excerpted in the New Yorker magazine edition coming out Monday, is set in an Internal Revenue Service office in Illinois in the 1980s.
Wallace’s longtime publisher, Little, Brown and Company, will release the novel. Little, Brown said in a statement Sunday the novel runs several hundred thousand words and will include notes, outlines, and other material.
Wallace, best known for the 1,000-page novel “Infinite Jest,” was a longtime sufferer from depression who committed suicide last fall.
He was 46 and had been working on “The Pale King” for several years.