The Pale King - Chapters 9, 10, and 11 Summary & Analysis

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Chapters 9, 10, and 11 Summary

Chapter 9 is presented as the authorial foreword to the novel. The narrator here self identifies as David Wallace and claims to be the self-same David Wallace, author. The narrator gives his background as a writer, offers his social security number which newly was assigned after working for the Internal Revenue Service. The chapter explains at length that the novel is in fact non-fictional. However, for reasons of legal problems, trade secrets, and so forth, the publishers have insisted the book be published as fiction. The author argues the novel is not merely a fictionalized account of historic events but is in fact a historic account of historic events. The narrator implies the publisher has been intimately involved in extensive editing and re-editing of the novel and that the novel's present form owes much to a struggle between the author and lawyers. On the one hand...

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