A Visit from the Goon Squad

Author(s): Jennifer Egan

Fiction

A New York Times bestseller, A Pulitzer Prize winner, A Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2011, A National Book Critics Circle Award winner, A New York Times Notable Book of 2011, A PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction nominee -- Egan is the author of THE KEEP. Her short stories have appeared in numerous publications including The New Yorker, Harpers, and Granta. She is a recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, and a Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Fellowship. Her nonfiction articles appear frequently in The New York Times Magazine and have won a number of awards. Jennifer Egan's spellbinding interlocking narratives circle the lives of Bennie Salazar, an aging former punk rocker and record executive, and Sasha, the passionate, troubled young woman he employs. Although Bennie and Sasha never discover each other's pasts, the reader does, in intimate detail, along with the secret lives of a host of other characters whose paths intersect with theirs.


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Winner of the Pulitzer Prize. A brilliantly entertaining novel about memory, time, art and how humans connect at every level.

Winner of the Pultizer Prize for fiction 2011.

"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

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.

General Fields

  • : 9781780330969
  • : Little, Brown Book Group Limited
  • : Constable
  • : June 2011
  • : 197mm X 130mm X 22mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : October 2011
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Paperback
  • : 2011
  • : English
  • : 813.6
  • : 368
  • : Jennifer Egan