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The Resource Manhattan beach : A Novel., Jennifer Egan, (electronic resource)

Manhattan beach : A Novel., Jennifer Egan, (electronic resource)

Label
Manhattan beach : A Novel.
Title
Manhattan beach
Title remainder
A Novel.
Statement of responsibility
Jennifer Egan
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Language
eng
Summary
Longlisted for the National Book Award for Fiction The daring and magnificent novel from the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of A Visit from the Goon Squad—“propulsive, surprising, ravishing, and revelatory…a profound page-turner that will transport and transform every reader.”—Booklist (starred review).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. With the atmosphere of a noir thriller, Egan’s first historical novel follows Anna and Styles into a world populated by gangsters, sailors, divers, bankers, and union men. Manhattan Beach is a deft, dazzling, propulsive exploration of a transformative moment in the lives and identities of women and men, of America and the world. It is a magnificent novel by the author of A Visit from the Goon Squad, one of the great writers of our time
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
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10597502
Cataloging source
TEFOD
Dewey number
813.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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Target audience
adult
Label
Manhattan beach : A Novel., Jennifer Egan, (electronic resource)
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=100279&titleID=3225140
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Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9781476716756
Isbn Type
(electronic bk)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
449461A6-F875-44AE-AC1E-1B716250C8F7
Label
Manhattan beach : A Novel., Jennifer Egan, (electronic resource)
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=100279&titleID=3225140
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9781476716756
Isbn Type
(electronic bk)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
449461A6-F875-44AE-AC1E-1B716250C8F7

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