Audiobook of the month: A visit from the Goon Squad
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for fiction. Jennifer Egan brings her unique gifts as a novelist and short story writer to a compulsively listenable narrative that centers on Bennie Salazar, an aging punk rocker and record executive, and the beautiful Sasha, the passionate, troubled young woman he employs. Bennie and Sasha never discover each other’s pasts, but the listener does, in intimate detail, along with the secret lives of a host of other people whose paths interest with theirs in the course of nearly 50 years, in settings as various as the San Francisco 1970s music scene, the demimonde of Naples, New York at many points, from the pre-internet ’90s to a postwar future and a catastrophic safari in the heart of Africa.
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