Published by Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group on June 8th 2010
Genres: Fiction, Literary
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.
Anyway, A Visit From the Goon Squad is fabulous. Disappointment, demise, desperation, and ultimately – in some cases – redemption. All tied together ala Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon. (Hm. We’re all connected in our desperation somehow and glean whatever small amounts of redemption we can from one another??) Another book I would love to read with a group of people led by a trained literari (is that a word? You get my point.)
Read it. All of you.