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Emerald City by Jennifer Egan
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May 01, 2012

bookshelves: multiple-pov, short-stories, multiple-tenses
Read in April, 2012

This collection makes a nice pair with Goon Squad; it shows the promise that the later book makes good on. Many of these stories involve well-to-do characters floundering in exotic locations, though the final one, "Sisters of the Moon," takes place in 1974 San Francisco, among a group of teenagers flirting with drugs and street life, and is the story that most closely resembles the tone of those in Goon Squad.
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