A Visit from the Goon Squad

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Anchor Books, 2011 - Fiction - 340 pages
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Bennie is an aging former punk rocker and record executive. Sasha is the passionate, troubled young woman he employs. Here Jennifer Egan brilliantly reveals their pasts, along with the inner lives of a host of other characters whose paths intersect with theirs. With music pulsing on every page, A Visit from the Goon Squad is a startling, exhilarating novel of self-destruction and redemption.

 

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Jennifer Egan's prose is agile and imaginative. - Goodreads
Trying hard to read this Pulitzer prize winner. - Goodreads
Love the beautiful writing in this book! - Goodreads
The ending was lukewarm but overall a great read. - Goodreads
Egan is a talented post-modern writer. - Goodreads
Happily, it's non-linear story telling. - Goodreads

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I really didn't like this book. It is a little confusing because each chapter takes place at a different time and involves different characters. A character that appears in the first chapter may not ... Read full review

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User Review  - Roseredlee - LibraryThing

I came late to this, basically because I distrust books that are hyped on all sides (I can't get on with Jonathan Franzen, for example, try as I may) - but Egan is an empress in full regalia. I have ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
3
Section 3
19
Section 4
39
Section 5
92
Section 6
111
Section 7
137
Section 8
238
Section 9
242
Section 10
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Section 11
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Section 12
258
Section 13
270
Section 14
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About the author (2011)

Jennifer Egan is the author of The Keep, Look at Me, The Invisible Circus, and the story collection Emerald City. Her stories have been published in The New Yorker, Harper's Magazine, GQ, Zoetrope, All-Story, and Ploughshares, and her nonfiction appears frequently in The New York Times Magazine. She lives with her husband and sons in Brooklyn.

Visit the Jennifer Egan's official website: www.jenniferegan.com

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