A Visit from the Goon Squad

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Jun 8, 2010 - Fiction - 288 pages
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NATIONAL BESTSELLER • NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE WINNER With music pulsing on every page, this startling, exhilarating novel of self-destruction and redemption "features characters about whom you come to care deeply as you watch them doing things they shouldn't, acting gloriously, infuriatingly human" (The Chicago Tribune).

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. 

“Pitch perfect.... Darkly, rippingly funny.... Egan possesses a satirist’s eye and a romance novelist’s heart.” —The New York Times Book Review

 

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User Review  - capewood - LibraryThing

2022 book #37. I'd read the sequel to this "The Candy House" recently, which I loved. This book is also very good. Much of the same characters only earlier in their lives. More a collection of interrelated short stories loosely connected to the music ind. Won 2011 Pulitzer Prize. Read full review

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User Review  - Tytania - LibraryThing

Amazing story consisting of substories following various intertwined lives. A group of west coast teens with a bad punk rock band grows up. Bennie the bass player becomes an extremely successful ... 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
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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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