The first edition of this recent Jennifer Egan book was published by Alfred A. Knopf in 2010. It was 274 pages long, and the original retail price was $25.95. The first edition can be identified by the following criteria: First Edition is stated at the bottom of the copyright page, and 2010 is stated on the title page. Boards are black with silver lettering on the spine. Dust jacket has two reviews (advance praise) for the book, and five reviews for the author's previous book, The Keep.
A Visit from the Goon Squad won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.
Picture of the 2010 first edition dust jacket for A Visit from the Goon Squad.
Picture of the first edition copyright page for A Visit from the Goon Squad.
Picture of dust jacket where original $25.95 price is found for A Visit from the Goon Squad.
Picture of the back dust jacket for the first edition of A Visit from the Goon Squad.
Picture of the first edition Alfred A. Knopf boards for A Visit from the Goon Squad.
Picture of the back dust jacket flap for the first edition of A Visit from the Goon Squad.
Picture of the first edition title page for A Visit from the Goon Squad.
The first edition dust jacket on the left has two advance praise reviews for A Visit from the Goon Squad, and five reviews for The Keep. The eight printing jacket on the right has ten reviews - all for Goon Squad.
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