The Gold Cure


At Narrative Night in San Francisco, March 12, 2009, Jennifer Egan revealed the Aztec remedy for impotency as she read an excerpt from her novel, A Visit from the Goon Squad. The novel won the 2010 National Book Critics Circle Award. In the excerpt here, Egan’s protagonist discovers that the side effects of his remedy arouse something more valuable than the frenzy of lust.


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