Novel Novels

July 8, 2012
(was 06.12.2011)

Is Jennifer Egan's book, "A Visit from the Goon Squad," a novel or is it a series of entangled stories? It's a fair question because this polyphonic narrative covers a lot of territory – from satire to tragedy told from a wide range of characters' points of view. And one chapter takes the form of a PowerPoint Presentation. In this hour of To the Best of Our Knowledge, Egan talks about her Pulitzer Prize-winning book, as we explore novel novels.

  1. Jennifer Egan on "A Visit from the Goon Squad"

    Jennifer Egan tells Steve Paulson all about her polyphonic narrative "A Visit from the Goon Squad."

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  2. Steven Moore on "The Novel"

    Steven Moore tells Steve Paulson about our rich history of experimental fiction.

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  3. Christopher Miller on "Sudden Noises from Inanimate Objects"

    Novelist Christopher Miller's debut novel "Sudden Noises from Inanimate Objects" takes the form of liner notes for a box set by a fictional musician.

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  4. Jeff Bursey on "Verbatim: A Novel"

    Jeff Bursey is a Canadian author and reviewer whose new book is called "Verbatim: A Novel."

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