By Jennifer Egan
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PEN/Faulkner Award Finalist
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Bennie is an getting older former punk rocker and list govt. Sasha is the passionate, stricken younger girl he employs. right here Jennifer Egan brilliantly unearths their pasts, besides the interior lives of a bunch of different characters whose paths intersect with theirs. With tune pulsing on each web page, a trip from the Goon Squad is a startling, exhilarating novel of self-destruction and redemption.
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There he is, cast out and onto the naked level of the senses, in a light without dimension. Outside the infinite musicality of his nerve waves, prey to the bound less hunger of the air, to the absolute cold. Translated by Dcrvid Rattray TRANSPARENT ABELARD Humming, the armature of the sky continues to trace on the window pane of his soul the same amorous signs, the same warm communica tions, which would perhaps be able to save him from being a man if only he would consent to save himself from love.
She and I. We're really there. I'm holding her. I'm kissing her. One last pressure holds me back, freezes me. I feel the Church, between my thighs, moaning, holding on to me. Will it paralyze me ? Will I pull out ? No, no ! I'm smashing the last wall. Saint Francis of Assisi, ex-guardian of my sex, draws aside. Sainte Brigitte unclenches my teeth. S aint Augustine undoes my belt. Sainte Catherine of Siena puts God to sleep. It's over, oh it's over, I'm no longer a virgin. The heavenly wall has turned around.
And every fiber in me is unravelled and finds its place revealed in the predestined cells. In it, I return upwards, to my source; in it, I sense the place and position of my mind. He who painted this picture is the greatest painter in the world. To Andre Masson, who deserves it. Translated by David Rattray THERE'S AN ANGUISH • • • There's an acid and turbid anguish - powerful as a knife - whose quartering is heavy as earth; an anguish of lightning, punctuated by abysms, serried and pressed like bedbugs, like a kind of brittle vermin whose every movement is congealed; an anguish where the mind chokes and cuts itself - and kills itself.