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A Visit from the Goon Squad

Label
A Visit from the Goon Squad
Title
A Visit from the Goon Squad
Statement of responsibility
Jennifer Egan
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Language
eng
Summary
NATIONAL BESTSELLERNational Book Critics Circle Award WinnerPEN/Faulkner Award FinalistA New York Times Book Review Best BookOne 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 VoiceBennie 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.From the Trade Paperback edition
Summary
Working side-by-side for a record label, former punk rocker Bennie Salazar and the passionate Sasha hide illicit secrets from one another while interacting with a motley assortment of equally troubled people from 1970s San Francisco to the post-war future.
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Award
  • ALA Notable Book, 2011.
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2010.
  • Library Journal Best Books, 2010.
  • Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Fiction, 2010.
  • National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction, 2010.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2010
  • Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, 2011.
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DLC
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Egan, Jennifer
Dewey number
813.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Fiction
  • Literature
  • Short Stories
Target audience
adult
Label
A Visit from the Goon Squad
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Publication
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OVERDRIVE:d3757f31-2459-4d73-b323-8ab929784ce2
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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Isbn
9780307593627
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
A Visit from the Goon Squad
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:d3757f31-2459-4d73-b323-8ab929784ce2
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780307593627
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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