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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It takes a few chapters to understand how the seemingly unrelated chapters wind together - but the winding of small incidents in some characters lives to major turning points in others is thought provoking. Loved the book! Read full review

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What a load of self-indulgent rubbish. I got fifty pages in before I just had to give up - the people were absolutely insufferable, the style was terribly knowing and contrived, and in general this ... 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
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Section 13
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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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