“Time is a goon, right?” asks a passing character—in a book chock full of passing characters—some one hundred pages into Jennifer Egan’s novel A Visit from the Goon Squad. “Isn’t that the expression?”
“I’ve never heard that,” comes the response.
“Would you disagree?”
There’s a pause, and finally the considered judgment. “No.”
Okay, I hadn't heard that sayin…
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