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A Visit from the Goon Squad

A Visit from the Goon Squad

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By (author) Jennifer Egan

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  • Publisher: Large Print Press
  • Format: Paperback | 483 pages
  • Dimensions: 140mm x 213mm x 28mm | 386g
  • Publication date: 3 April 2012
  • ISBN 10: 1594135738
  • ISBN 13: 9781594135736
  • Edition: Large type / large print
  • Edition statement: large type edition
  • Sales rank: 191,829

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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.

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"Pitch perfect. . . . Darkly, rippingly funny. . . . Egan possesses a satirist's eye and a romance novelist's heart." --"The New York Times Book Review" "At once intellectually stimulating and moving. . . . Like a masterful album, this one demands a replay." --"The San Francisco Chronicle" "A new classic of American fiction." --"Time" "Audacious, extraordinary." --"Philadelphia Inquirer" "A spiky, shape-shifting new book. . . . A display of Egan's extreme virtuosity." --"The New York Times" "Wildly ambitious. . . . A tour de force. . . . Music is both subject and metaphor as Egan explores the mutability of time, destiny, and individual accountability post-technology." --"O, The Oprah Magazine" "The smartest book you can get your hands on." --"Los Angeles Times" "A rich and unforgettable novel about decay and endurance, about individuals in a world as it changes around them. . . . [Egan] is one of the most talen