6. When I Hit You & A Visit from the Goon Squad

6. When I Hit You & A Visit from the Goon Squad

By Pandora Sykes

Episode 6 takes on one little known book and one very, very well-known book. Pandora finally reads A Visit from the Goon Squad and falls in love with Jennifer Egan's entire canon, while Bobby has mixed feelings about one of Pandora's absolute favourite books of recent times, When I Hit You, about a woman's violent marriage to a communist professor in South India.

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Sound by Joel Grove and production by Pandora Sykes

Books/articles mentioned:

When I Hit You, The Gypsy Goddess and Exquisite Cadavers by Meena Kandasamy

A Visit from the Goon Squad, Emerald City, Look At Me and The Candy House by Jennifer Egan

Birnam Wood by Eleanor Catton

Burning Questions by Margaret Atwood

Girlfriend on Mars by Deborah Willis

Open Throat by Henry Hoke

On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong

Diary of a Bad Year by J.M. Coetzee

Jennifer Egan on Radio 4 Book Club

Stephanie Sy-Quia reviews Meena Kandasamy for LARB 

Books for episode 7:

Close Range by Annie Proulx

A Girl’s Story by Annie Ernaux

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