cover image Girl with Curious Hair

Girl with Curious Hair

David Foster Wallace. Avon Books, $9.94 (0pp) ISBN 978-0-380-71230-4

Although many of the stories here seem little more than deliberately dazzling exercises, standouts include tales of fatuous quiz- and talk-show people and a satirical account of a Midwestern reunion of actors in McDonald's ads. According to PW , ``Wallace has talent to burn and is an endlessly inventive storyteller, but one wishes he wasn't also such an exhibitionist.'' (June)