A life-affirming little theft

Jennifer Egan, author of A Visit From the Goon Squad, read Wednesday night at Rutgers-Camden from the book’s opening story, “Found Objects,” about a New York City woman named Sasha who has a one-night stand with a man named Alex. Sasha finds time to indulge her ruling compulsion, kleptomania, when Alex uses her bathroom, and this is where Egan conjures up the sort of little surprise that makes fiction worth reading. More here.