Jennifer Egan brings her unique gifts as a novelist and short story writer to a compulsively readable narrative that centers on Bennie Salazar, an aging punk rocker and record executive, and the beautiful Sasha, the pasionate, troubled young woman he employs. Bennie and Sasha never discover each other's pasts, but the reader does, in intimate detail, along with the secret lives of a host of other people whose paths intersect with theirs in the course of nearly 50 years, in settings as varied as the San Francisco music scene of the 1970s; 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.
©2010 Jennifer Egan. (P)2012 AudioGO Ltd
"A Visit from the Goon Squad"
A surprisingly interesting book which kept my interest. It is a collection of short stories which link to the key characters so each can be read independently of the other. The last chapter was a little fast so I listened to it again. All in all, I would listen to this again although not a desert island choice.
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