First edition (stated), FIRST PRINTING; SIGNED & DATED by JENNIFER EGAN directly on the title page (not inscribed to anyone); hardcover with the FIRST-STATE dustjacket; unread in AS-NEW (Fine/Fine) condition (no marks, not book-club ed, not price-clipped, etc); comes with a copy of the flyer advertising the signing event; this novel won the PULITZER PRIZE for Fiction!. Bookseller Inventory # 02001
Synopsis: Jennifer Egan’s spellbinding interlocking narratives circle the lives of Bennie Salazar, an aging former punk rocker and record executive, and Sasha, the passionate, troubled young woman he employs. Although Bennie and Sasha never discover each other’s pasts, the reader does, in intimate detail, along with the secret lives of a host of other characters whose paths intersect with theirs, over many years, in locales as varied as New York, San Francisco, Naples, and Africa.
We first meet Sasha in her mid-thirties, on her therapist’s couch in New York City, confronting her long-standing compulsion to steal. Later, we learn the genesis of her turmoil when we see her as the child of a violent marriage, then as a runaway living in Naples, then as a college student trying to avert the suicidal impulses of her best friend. We plunge into the hidden yearnings and disappointments of her uncle, an art historian stuck in a dead marriage, who travels to Naples to extract Sasha from the city’s demimonde and experiences an epiphany of his own while staring at a sculpture of Orpheus and Eurydice in the Museo Nazionale. We meet Bennie Salazar at the melancholy nadir of his adult life—divorced, struggling to connect with his nine-year-old son, listening to a washed-up band in the basement of a suburban house—and then revisit him in 1979, at the height of his youth, shy and tender, reveling in San Francisco’s punk scene as he discovers his ardor for rock and roll and his gift for spotting talent. We learn what became of his high school gang—who thrived and who faltered—and we encounter Lou Kline, Bennie’s catastrophically careless mentor, along with the lovers and children left behind in the wake of Lou’s far-flung sexual conquests and meteoric rise and fall.
A Visit from the Goon Squad is a book about the interplay of time and music, about survival, about the stirrings and transformations set inexorably in motion by even the most passing conjunction of our fates. In a breathtaking array of styles and tones ranging from tragedy to satire to PowerPoint, Egan captures the undertow of self-destruction that we all must either master or succumb to; the basic human hunger for redemption; and the universal tendency to reach for both—and escape the merciless progress of time—in the transporting realms of art and music. Sly, startling, exhilarating work from one of our boldest writers.
About the Author: Jennifer Egan is the author of The Keep, Look at Me, The Invisible Circus, and the story collection Emerald City. Her stories have been published in The New Yorker, Harper’s Magazine, GQ, Zoetrope, All-Story, and Ploughshares, and her nonfiction appears frequently in The New York Times Magazine. She lives with her husband and sons in Brooklyn.
Title: A Visit from the Goon Squad [SIGNED & DATED]
Publisher: NY: Alfred A Knopf Inc
Publication Date: 2010
Book Condition: As New
Dust Jacket Condition: As New
Signed: Signed by Author(s)
Edition: 1st Edition
Book Description Knopf N.D. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine+. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine+. First Edition; Tenth Printing. Book and DJ Vey Fine. No other names, no notes or ANY markings. DJ noy price clipped ($25.95) ; Inscribed by Egan "for Laura, thanks for listening" and signed at title page in 2011 ; 274 pages; Note, 10th printing! ; Signed by Author. Bookseller Inventory # 60533
Book Description Alfred A. Knopf, New York, New York, U.S.A., 2010. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. 1st Edition. 1st ed., 13th printing. Signed by author. As new condition, DJ Good (some discoloring on top edge, some wear to edges and spine from shelving). Pulitzer Prize winning book. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # 006890
Book Description Knopf, U.S.A., 2010. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. SIGNED BY JENNIFER EGAN. 1st Edition. 13th Printing. Hard bound in dust jacket. Dust jacket shows very minor wear, otherwise very good condition. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # 37285
Book Description Knopf, U.S.A., 2010. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. A Fine book in a NF+ dust jacket. First Edition/ THIRD Printing of author's most acclaimed novel. Egan won the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award for fiction in 2011 for this work. This copy is SIGNED by the author on the title page. Book is clean, unmarked, tight and square. Jacket has minor edge wear and light chipping to top to corners else fully intact, bright and clean (there is an "Autographed" copy sticker on front cover which may be possible to carefully removed but I have left as is) with no markings or tears. A solid, likely unread copy over all. Again, this is for a signed, third printing. Still, highly collectible as it appears most the copies she signed were later printings. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # 001455
Book Description Alfred a Knopf Inc, Westminister, Maryland, U.S.A., 2010. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. First edition stated. Signed by the author on the title page. Winner of the 2010 National Book Critics Circle Award and the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for fiction. The jacket shows slight wear at the extremities and faint sunning along the fore edge of the jacket front. Otherwise, the book and jacket are in excellent condition. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # B5222
Book Description U.S.A.: Knopf, 2010. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. First Edition as stated on copyright page. Signed by author on title page. Fine book, light wear. Near fine dust jacket, minor wear, chips on top and bottom edge of right corner of front panel of jacket, and two stickers; one on bottom right panel of jacket from bookstore and the other in front panel of jacket stating "Autographed". Original price of $25.95 on dust jacket. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # 1604120
Book Description Knopf, 2010. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. Signed by the Author on the title page. First Printing. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # 3236
Book Description Knopf, New York, 2010. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine+. First Edition. A VERY FINE, unread copy of the FIRST EDITION. LATER PRINTING. In NEAR FINE+ jacket. SIGNED by JENNIFER EGAN on the title page.page. Reading/Signing Event flyer laid in. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Signed by Author. Bookseller Inventory # 009276
Book Description Knopf, 2010. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. First Edition (first printing). The fourth novel by the author of THE INVISIBLE CIRCUS and the upcoming MANHATTAN BEACH, the story of an aging former punk rocker and record executive and the passionate, troubled young woman he employs. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize. Near Fine/Near Fine -- crimping at the head and foot of the spine. Signed by Egan on the title page. Signed by Author. Bookseller Inventory # 17182
Book Description Alfred A Knopf, New York, 2010. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. First Edition. First edition, first printing, hardcover. 274 pages. Near fine with head/tail of spine bumped, in a fine jacket with very light edgewear at corners and small soil mark at bottom corner of rear panel. Mylar cover on jacket. SIGNED (signature only) by author on title page. WInner of Pulitzer Prize. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # 133168