ONLINE CLASS: Jennifer Egan in the Spotlight (2279)

Two Thursdays: September 15 and 22 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. ET Online

$80.00 Per Person (10% off for members)

“I don’t want to fade away, I want to flame away—I want my death to be an attraction, a spectacle, a mystery. A work of art.” ― Jennifer Egan, A Visit from the Goon Squad

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jennifer Egan has an impressive breadth of work, but her 2010 linked story collection, A Visit from the Goon Squad, is definitely a standout. It features characters you grow to care deeply about doing things you know you they shouldn’t, but you can’t look away. A novel of self-destruction and redemption, its pages are filled with music both as subject and metaphor. Set in the same year as Goon Squad was published, The Candy House is its perfect mate. Dangerous new technology, alternate universes, and even a reappearance from a character you’ve seen before, this novel is perfectly timely.

In this class, we’ll explore these two books both alone and explore how they relate to each other. Examining setting, character, tone, themes, form, and more, this will be an in-depth discussion of each work over two class sessions.

Two Thursdays: September 15 and 22 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. EDT Online

Class will be recorded

Required Reading:

  • A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan (ISBN 9780307477477)
  • The Candy House by Jennifer Egan (ISBN 9781476716763)


Brittany Kerfoot is the former Director of Events at Politics and Prose and currently works in documentary and television production. She holds a Master in Fine Arts in Creative Writing from George Mason University. Her writing has been published in The Doctor TJ Eckleburg Review, Driftwood Press, and Madcap Review, among others. She is at work on her first novel.

REFUND POLICY: Please note that we can issue class refunds up until seven (7) days before the first class session.

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A Visit from the Goon Squad Cover Image
ISBN: 9780307477477
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Anchor - March 22nd, 2011

The Candy House: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9781476716763
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Published: Scribner - April 5th, 2022