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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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
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 with the Great Depression underway. 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.--
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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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
Assigning source
Adapted from book jacket
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10597502
Cataloging source
DLC
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Egan, Jennifer
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
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  • World War (1939-1945)
  • Young women
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Women divers
  • Irish Americans
  • Organized crime
  • Absentee fathers
  • Missing persons
  • FICTION
  • FICTION
  • FICTION
  • Young women
  • New York (State)
  • United States
Target audience
adult
Label
Manhattan Beach : a novel, Jennifer Egan
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Publication
Copyright
Note
Colored map on endpapers
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn975110465
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Scribner hardcover edition.
Extent
438 pages
Isbn
9781476716732
Lccn
2017029043
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40027486020
System control number
(OCoLC)975110465
Label
Manhattan Beach : a novel, Jennifer Egan
Publication
Copyright
Note
Colored map on endpapers
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn975110465
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Scribner hardcover edition.
Extent
438 pages
Isbn
9781476716732
Lccn
2017029043
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40027486020
System control number
(OCoLC)975110465

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