Visit from the Goon Squad (Paperback)

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A Visit from the Goon Squad is a novel in pieces. Centered on a group of punk rock kids growing up in the 70s, their interwoven stories transport us through the ensuing decades. From the heights of the music business to a safari in Africa, to browsing at Hudson News (!), Egan's web of metaphor shimmers with elegant beauty. It is a work of art about music, friendship, the passage of time, and the legacy that we all leave to the future.
A Hudson Booksellers Best Book of 2010

— Sara, Atlanta

Summer 2012 Reading Group


“In A Visit from the Goon Squad, Egan presents a number of the kinds of idiosyncrasies we tend to avoid, only in this collection of expertly layered stories, the flawed characters enrapture and entwine themselves in the reader's imagination. Egan's novel is in a fresh form, the function of which merely hints at our own human imperfections and allows readers to forgive not just the characters in this collection, but themselves as well.”
— Brett Weinkle, Greenlight Bookstore, Brooklyn, NY

June 2010 Indie Next List


“In her latest work, Egan presents a number of the kind of idiosyncrasies we tend to avoid, only in this collection of expertly layered stories, the flawed characters enrapture and entwine themselves in the reader's imagination. Egan's novel is a fresh form, the function of which merely hints at our own human imperfections and allows readers to forgive not just the characters in this collection, but themselves as well.”
— Brette Weinkle, Greenlight Bookstore, Brooklyn, NY

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With music pulsing on every page, "A Visit from the Goon Squad" is a startling, exhilarating novel of self-destruction and redemption.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781849010337
Publisher: Corsair
Publication Date: March 1st, 2011