What page does this scene in "Infinite Jest" take place on?
March 4, 2010 12:22 AM   Subscribe

Looking for the page number of a specific scene in "Infinite Jest"

I've just spent the last hour trying to find the page in "Infinite Jest" where the character Don Gately remembers a week in his childhood when his kitten Nimitz disappeared and their garbage disposal stopped working. Does anyone know what page this scene is on?
posted by MattMangels to Grab Bag (6 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

Try checking here or here! Page 448 has a footnote for Nimitz. My book's inaccessible at the moment, so I can't double check.
posted by Sallyfur at 12:34 AM on March 4, 2010

448 gets Nimitz introduced as "For a while in Beverly they had Nimitz the kitty.", but he doesn't meet his fate there.
posted by themel at 1:12 AM on March 4, 2010

And thanks for making me waste another hour of my life on Bimmy Gately's messed up childhood.
posted by themel at 1:47 AM on March 4, 2010

This would be a great application for the Kindle version of Infinite Jest. Aside from weighing several pounds less, being able to search the text would be awesome. Perhaps someone with it on Kindle will be around to help.
posted by birdherder at 2:16 AM on March 4, 2010

Best answer: 1) go to amazon.com, seach for infinite jest
2) Click "search inside this book"
3) Type "nimitz and disposal" (no quotes)

Page 933.
posted by ManInSuit at 3:54 AM on March 4, 2010 [1 favorite]

Response by poster: As usual, excellent job guys.
posted by MattMangels at 9:11 AM on March 4, 2010

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