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The Resource Manhattan Beach

Manhattan Beach

Label
Manhattan Beach
Title
Manhattan Beach
Statement of responsibility
Jennifer Egan
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERNEW YORK'S "ONE BOOK, ONE NEW YORK" PICK Winner of the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction The daring and magnificent novel from the Pulitzer Prize–winning author. Named One of the Best Books of the Year by NPR, Esquire, Vogue, The Washington Post, The Guardian, USA TODAY, Time • A New York Times Notable Book Anna Kerrigan, nearly twelve years old, accompanies her father to visit Dexter Styles, a man who, she gleans, is crucial to the survival of her father and her family. She is mesmerized by the sea beyond the house and by some charged mystery between the two men. ‎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 once belonged to men, now soldiers abroad. She becomes the first female diver, the most dangerous and exclusive of occupations, repairing the ships that will help America win the war. One evening at a nightclub, she meets Dexter Styles again, and begins to understand the complexity of her father's life, the reasons he might have vanished. "A magnificent achievement, at once a suspenseful noir intrigue and a transporting work of lyrical beauty and emotional heft" (The Boston Globe), "Egan's first foray into historical fiction makes you forget you're reading historical fiction at all" (Elle). Manhattan Beach takes us into a world populated by gangsters, sailors, divers, bankers, and union men in a dazzling, propulsive exploration of a transformative moment in the lives and identities of women and men, of America and the world
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
  • Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction, 2018.
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2017.
  • LibraryReads Favorites, 2017.
  • Loan Stars Favourites, 2017.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2017
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Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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Target audience
adult
Label
Manhattan Beach
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Publication
Control code
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Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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Isbn
9781476716756
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Specific material designation
optical disk
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Manhattan Beach
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Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
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electronic
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9781476716756
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