A Visit from the Goon Squad (Paperback)

By Jennifer Egan

Large Print Press, 9781594135736, 483pp.

Publication Date: April 3, 2012

Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (2/11/2019)
Paperback (3/22/2011)
Hardcover (6/8/2010)
Prebound (3/22/2011)
Paperback, Chinese (4/1/2012)
Compact Disc (7/1/2010)
Hardcover, Large Print (7/12/2011)
Paperback (3/1/2011)
Paperback (7/2/2012)
Paperback (3/15/2012)
Paperback (6/1/2011)
Paperback (7/1/2011)

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Summer 2012 Reading Group

“In A Visit from the Goon Squad, Egan presents a number of the kinds of idiosyncrasies we tend to avoid, only in this collection of expertly layered stories, the flawed characters enrapture and entwine themselves in the reader's imagination. Egan's novel is in a fresh form, the function of which merely hints at our own human imperfections and allows readers to forgive not just the characters in this collection, but themselves as well.”
— Brett Weinkle, Greenlight Bookstore, Brooklyn, NY
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June 2010 Indie Next List

“In her latest work, Egan presents a number of the kind of idiosyncrasies we tend to avoid, only in this collection of expertly layered stories, the flawed characters enrapture and entwine themselves in the reader's imagination. Egan's novel is a fresh form, the function of which merely hints at our own human imperfections and allows readers to forgive not just the characters in this collection, but themselves as well.”
— Brette Weinkle, Greenlight Bookstore, Brooklyn, NY
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Description

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.