A Visit from the Goon Squad

visit_goon_squadJennifer Egan
2010
E28v

In this highly enjoyable, touching, and original book about the music industry, we follow the lives of Sasha and Benny and some of the people connected to them. Sasha works for Benny and is a troubled young woman who sees a therapist because she compulsively shoplifts. Benny, a former punk-rocker, is an executive in the music industry who has to cope with his failures, both personal and professional, after having it all. The reader discovers their early lives and will also glimpse their future, their frailties, and the lives they touch.

This Pulitzer-prize winning book offers subtle psychological portraits of the characters and a poignant look at the loss of innocence.