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The Resource Manhattan Beach : a novel, Jennifer Egan

Manhattan Beach : a novel, Jennifer Egan

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Manhattan Beach : a novel
Title
Manhattan Beach
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Jennifer Egan
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Language
eng
Summary
"The long-awaited, daring, and magnificent novel from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of A Visit from the Goon Squad. Manhattan Beach opens in Brooklyn during the Great Depression. Anna Kerrigan, nearly twelve years old, accompanies her father to the house of Dexter Styles, a man who, she gleans, is crucial to the survival of her father and her family. Years later, her father has disappeared and the country is at war. Anna works at the Brooklyn Naval Yard, where women are allowed to hold jobs that had always belonged to men. She becomes the first female diver, the most dangerous and exclusive of occupations, repairing the ships that will help America win the war. She is the sole provider for her mother, a farm girl who had a brief and glamorous career with the Ziegfeld Follies, and her lovely, severely disabled sister. At a nightclub, she chances to meet Dexter Styles again, and she begins to understand the complexity of her father's life, the reasons he might have vanished. Mesmerizing, hauntingly beautiful, with the pace and atmosphere of a noir thriller, Egan's first historical novel is a masterpiece, a deft, startling, intimate exploration of a transformative moment in the lives of women and men, America and the world. Manhattan Beach is a spectacular novel by one of the greatest writers of our time"--
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Title
Manhattan Beach
Creator
Summary
Anna and her father Eddie arrive at the home of Dexter Styles on Manhattan Beach searching for a job during the Depression. After Eddie goes missing five years later, Anna supports her mother and sister by working at the Brooklyn Naval Yard. One night, Anna approaches Styles for information about her father. They become involved, but he is still marked by his past relationship with Eddie. Egan's description of New York in the 30s and 40s is so immersive that you feel like you're waking up when you have to put the book down. -- Barbara Birenbaum for LibraryReads
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Award
  • Loan Stars Favourites, 2017
  • LibraryReads Favorites, 2017
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2017
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2017.
  • Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction, 2018.
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10597502
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3555.G292
LC item number
M36 2017
Literary form
fiction
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Target audience
adult
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Jennifer Egan
Manhattan Beach : a novel, Jennifer Egan

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