A Visit from the Goon Squad

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Jun 8, 2010 - Fiction - 288 pages

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A New York Times Book Review Best Book

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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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This was quite the rollercoaster book, as the Americans might put it; yes, in the sense that it throughout the first 20% was quite dull and linear, the later 30% made me go on from some elegant ... Read full review

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Unique read that is really a series of tightly interconnected stories that go back and forth in time. The whole isn't necessarily as good as the parts, but some of the parts are phenomenal. Chapter 6 (I think) was one of the most subtly moving pieces of fiction that I've read in a long time. Read full review

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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
184
Section 14
190
Section 15
213
Section 16
214
Section 17
217
Section 18
237
Section 19
252

Section 9
125
Section 10
140
Section 11
157
Section 20
277
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Jennifer Egan is the author of four novels: A Visit from the Goon SquadThe 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.

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