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Loneliness In Jennifer Egan's A Visit From The Goon Squad

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A Visit From the Goon Squad, by Jennifer Egan, captures the essence of aging and time through many intertwined characters’ points of view. As the novel begins and ends with one of the main characters, Sasha Grady, she describes her loneliness in life, despite living in a city, she struggles to connect with the unique people who surround her. With this said, in the other chapters, different characters tend to mimic this feeling of loneliness, with similar life experiences; the characters develop a complex web of characters, which interestingly all connects, out of chronological order. The characters’ wild past and unique life experiences cause them to resent the future, and fear time will forever take away their youth and happiness.
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