ft podcast: fuzzy typewriter book club: a visit from the goon squad
September 11, 2011 § 1 Comment
Flakes of gold on the tongue. Breakfast in the rip-tide. One dead lioness. A wallet lost and then found. Paul, David, Jenn and Ali discuss Jennifer Egan’s Pulitzer winning novel A Visit From the Goon Squad.
From the publisher:
Bennie is an aging former punk rocker and record executive. Sasha is the passionate, troubled young woman he employs. Here Jennifer Egan brilliantly reveals their pasts, along with the inner lives of a host of other characters whose paths intersect with theirs. With music pulsing on every page, A Visit from the Goon Squad is a startling, exhilarating novel of self-destruction and redemption.
The first segment of the show is spoiler free, so if you’ve yet to read the book and just want our overall impressions, it’s safe to listen up to the 21 minute mark.
“Bow Thine Ear” composed by Nico Muhly and performed by Thomas Gould and the Aurora Orchestra
“Big Wave” by Jenny & Johnny
“Bernadette” by the Four Tops
Read Jennifer Egan’s 250-word story “To Do” from The Guardian.
Author Jennifer Egan on telling a story through PowerPoint slides: