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A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan.. Highly original, casting back in time, sifting the present, and hinting where the future will take us, this novel is an all-inclusive ride. Starting with a lens on the punk voyage of urban youth it takes on large generational and family themes.

Joel Gardner, LitSnap Editor

"Readers will be pleased to discover that the star-crossed marriage of lucid prose and expertly deployed postmodern switcheroos that helped shoot Egan to the top of the genre-bending new school is alive in well in this graceful yet wild novel. ."

Publisher’s Weekly

"If Jennifer Egan is our reward for living through the self-conscious gimmicks and ironic claptrap of postmodernism, then it was all worthwhile. . . . A deeply humane story about growing up and growing old in a culture corroded by technology and marketing.."

The Washington Post

Author bio: Jennifer Egan was born in Chicago and raised in San Francisco. She is the author of The Invisible Circus, a novel which became a feature film starting Cameron Diaz in 2001, Look at Me, a finalist for the National Book Award in fiction in 2001, Emerald City and Other Stories and, most recently, the The Keep, which was a national bestseller. Her short stories have appeared in The New Yorker, Harpers, Granta, McSweeney’s and other magazines. She is a recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in Fiction, and a Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Fellowship at the New York Public Library. More information can be found here: http://jenniferegan.com/photosbio

Book Details: General Fiction; (288 pp. Kaleidoscopic: Kindle/Audiobook/Print editions)

Publisher Website: 9780307592835

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