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A Visit from the Goon Squad Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapter 8: Selling the General Summary

Jennifer Egan
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Chapter 8: Selling the General Summary

Selling the General is the story of Dolly, aka La Doll, a former heavyweight PR queen that has hit the skids. Dolly was sued after a catastrophe wherein 500 guests - mostly famous people and those with some importance, were dowsed with hot oil during a party. Now Dolly lives in a shabby apartment with her daughter Lulu. In addition to losing everything, including the respect of her daughter, Dolly only sleeps three hours a night to make ends meet. Dolly also spent six months in jail for criminal negligence.

Just as Dolly is in deep despair, she gets a phone call from Arc, an employee of General B., a genocidal maniac in need of some good PR. Dolly is desperate and takes the job. There are several set backs in Dolly's plan and she realizes that she should have charged a...

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