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Tuesday To-Do: Jennifer Egan

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Jennifer Egan will read and sign books Tuesday at UCA pic
  • Jennifer Egan will read and sign books Tuesday at UCA.

JENNIFER EGAN
7:30 p.m., UCA College of Business Auditorium, room 107. Free.

I don't think I've read a book I've liked more than Jennifer Egan's "A Visit from the Goon Squad" since it was published in 2010. The novel, which won the Pulitzer Prize in 2011, is made up of chapters each told from a different character's point of view, with characters later popping up in supporting roles as the book zips back and forth through time. Most all the stories orbit around an aging punk rocker-turned-record executive and the troubled woman who works for him.

Egan's often categorized as a post-modernist, but "Goon Squad," for all its non-linear-ness, is grounded in always compelling realism. As Egan told Heidi Julavits in Bomb magazine, "More and more I feel you'd better not try and say anything too clearly or too loudly in fiction, because you end up eliminating the mystery that's at the heart of any great literary experience."

Egan will read and sign books on Tuesday and talk craft and answer questions at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Thompson Hall 331.

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