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The Colorful Cast of A Visit from the Goon Squad

March 7th, 2022

The Pulitzer Prize–winning novel A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan is a dazzling, shape-shifting work of fiction that spans fifty years.  This exhilarating novel stars an aging record executive and the passionate, troubled young woman he employs, along with a host of other interconnected characters.

In a move that has delighted readers, Egan announced that she would be releasing a sibling novel to Goon Squad this year. The Candy House goes on sale in April, making this the perfect time to revisit the book that The New York Times Book Review describes as “pitch-perfect” and “darkly, rippingly funny”.

That being said, we know that it can be difficult to keep track of the many colorful characters “about whom you come to care deeply as you watch them doing things they shouldn’t, acting gloriously, infuriatingly human” (Chicago Tribune). To help you do so, the website Filosophy created a fabulous interactive guide that details each relationship in the book. Click the image below to engage with the map!