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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User Review  - Emma_Manolis - LibraryThing

Wow, this is so overrated. The writing is great but not consistently great. At first I really enjoyed the concept of telling everyone's story but it was too much. I got to the point where all the ... Read full review

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It seems to me that readers either loved this book or hated it. A lot of noise is made about the power point part of the book, but as I had the audio version, I can't relate to layout, though you ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
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Section 3
39
Section 4
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Section 5
111
Section 6
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Section 7
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Section 8
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Section 9
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Section 10
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Section 11
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Section 12
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Section 13
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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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