A Visit from the Goon Squad Characters

Jennifer Egan
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Bennie Salazar

Bennie Salazar is one of the main characters in Jennifer Egan's "A Visit from the Goon Squad." Salazar is from Daly City, California but moves to San Francisco in his junior year of high school. He forms a band with Scotty, Alice, Rhea, and Jocelyn. It has many names but is most widely known as the Flaming Dildos. The band is desperate to get a record contract and eventually makes a valuable connection at their favorite club, the Mab.

Even early on, Bennie shows a great deal of interest in every aspect of the music business. For Bennie there is no greater joy than making music and he knows that he has the ability to play as well as promote and record. Bennie makes a valuable contact in Lou, the music producer from LA. From there, Bennie moves up in the recording industry and begins his own...

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