A Visit from the Goon Squad

Front Cover
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Jun 8, 2010 - Fiction - 288 pages
2451 Reviews

NATIONAL BESTSELLER
National Book Critics Circle Award Winner
PEN/Faulkner Award Finalist
A New York Times Book Review Best Book

One of the Best Books of the Year:
 Boston Globe, Chicago Tribune, The Daily Beast, The Miami Herald, The Minneapolis Star-Tribune, Newsday, NPR's On Point, O, the Oprah Magazine, People, Publishers Weekly, Salon, San Francisco Chronicle, Seattle Times, Slate, Time, The Washington Post, and Village Voice

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.




From the Trade Paperback edition.
 

What people are saying - Write a review

User ratings

5 stars
589
4 stars
893
3 stars
586
2 stars
278
1 star
105

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

Review: A Visit from the Goon Squad

User Review  - Spencer - Goodreads

Very timely book to read around my 30th birthday, as the passage of time is the central theme to this book. Egan creates compelling characters, memorable stories, and a prescient view of the future ... Read full review

Review: A Visit from the Goon Squad

User Review  - Khalid Obeid - Goodreads

“Like all failed experiments, that one taught me something I didn't expect: one key ingredient of so-called experience is the delusional faith that it is unique and special, that those included in it ... Read full review

All 2161 reviews »

Selected pages

Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
15
Section 3
30
Section 4
45
Section 5
64
Section 6
70
Section 7
85
Section 8
104
Section 12
180
Section 13
181
Section 14
184
Section 15
187
Section 16
189
Section 17
212
Section 18
213
Section 19
237

Section 9
125
Section 10
140
Section 11
157
Section 20
252
Section 21
277
Copyright

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2010)

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




From the Trade Paperback edition.

Bibliographic information