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A visit from the Goon Squad

Author: Jennifer Egan
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Bennie Salazar, an aging former punk rocker and record executive, and Sasha, the passionate, troubled young woman he employs confront their pasts in this powerful story about how rebellion ages, influence corrupts, habits turn to addictions, lifelong friendships fluctuate and turn, and how art and music have the power to redeem.
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Genre/Form: Psychological fiction
Fiction
Fictional Works
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jennifer Egan
ISBN: 9780307592835 0307592839 9780307477477 0307477479 9781849010337 1849010331
OCLC Number: 449844391
Notes: "This is a Borzoi book"--Title page verso.
Awards: National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction, 2010.
Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, 2011.
Description: 273 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Responsibility: Jennifer Egan.

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A novel that circles 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  Read more...

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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. Read more...

 
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In Search of Lost Mosh Pit Time, ELC review

by vleighton (WorldCat user published 2014-03-25) Good Permalink

I started out enjoying this book a great deal, and I still enjoyed it mostly toward the end, though less so. Egan enjoys invention, and she is technically gifted. Her observation is keen. I found the online texts of interviews with Egan helpful, especially when she explained that the book is like...
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