A Visit from the Goon Squad - Chapter 13: Pure Language Summary & Analysis

Jennifer Egan
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Chapter 13: Pure Language Summary

Alex and Bennie meet to discuss holding a concert for Scotty Hausman. Bennie is almost 60 years old now. He is married again with a small child. Alex is also married, to Rebecca, with a small daughter named Cara-Ann. Alex is reluctant to take on the job since there are so many issues to be addressed. The main one is to find 50 people, known as parrots, to spread the word about Scotty. The parrots must seem real and not employees of Alex's, which they are.

Alex meets with Lulu, a twenty-something that works for Bennie. Lulu is filled with all the latest technology and lingo and attempts to school Alex. Like most people, the pair gets tired of talking quickly and switches to T'ing, something akin to texting with slaughtered language resembling phonetics. The messages come through on handsets that are linked to one's...

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