A Visit from the Goon Squad - Chapter 1: Found Objects Summary & Analysis

Jennifer Egan
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In Chapter 1: Found Objects, the story opens with a 35-year-old woman named Sasha who eyes a wallet in an open purse in a restaurant ladies' room. Sasha thinks about stealing the wallet. Sasha likes to steal. Sasha thinks about her therapist, Coz. Coz wears funky sweaters, is found of his blue leather couch and says that making eye contact all the time is tiring. Sasha's tendency to steal has accelerated over the past months. Sasha no longer steals from stores, however, she steals from people. The green leather wallet would be a nice thing to steal. Coz tries to convince Sasha that not stealing is more of a challenge for her and that it might be an interesting way to think about her kleptomania. Still, Sasha, sees the woman's stupidity as an invitation.

"We live in a city where people will steal the hair off your head if you give...

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