A Visit From The Goon Squad
“We stand there, quiet. My questions all seem wrong: How did you get so old? Was it all at once, in a day, or did you peter out bit by bit? When did you stop having parties? Did everyone else get old too, or was it just you? Are other people still here, hiding in the palm trees or holding their breath underwater? When did you last swim your laps?”
Are "unlikeable" literary characters your thing? Self-destructive ones? If your answer is yes, you need to check out this book! Put on paper like a collection of short stories, taking us from the late sixties and up until the near future, following the characters of Bennie Salazar (a rock music executive), Sasha (his erstwhile assistant) and their numerous friends, family members and associates.
Sad, funny, interesting, imaginative, moving. Thirteen chapters full of emotion and a long line of POV characters that help the stories develop instead of holding them back.
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