Petworth Fiction Book Club

Discussing 'A Visit from the Goon Squad'

Join the Petworth Fiction Book Club to discuss our April selection: A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan.

On April 23 at 7 p.m., we will discuss our latest selection, which won the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for fiction as well as the National Book Critics Circle Award in 2010.

Cover of 'A Visit from the Goon Squad'Interested? Here is an excerpt from the publisher:

"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 intersect with theirs over 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. A Visit from the Goon Squad is a book about time, about survival, about our private terrors and how we overcome them or don't and what happens when we fail to rebound. Brilliant, sly, suspenseful, and always surprising -- one of our boldest authors at the height of her powers."

Join us for refreshments and stimulating conversation!

Questions?
Please contact: Elsbeth Purdy (elsbeth.purdy@dc.gov) 202-243-1188
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