Manhattan Beach (audiobook)

15.3 hrs • 12 CDs • Unabridged
Fiction/Literary
Target Audience: Adult
Release Date: 10/03/17
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- 10/03/17 9781442399983
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Summary

New York Times bestseller

Finalist for the National Book Award for Fiction

Longlisted for the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction

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.

Review Quotes

“Egan’s first foray into historical fiction makes you forget you’re reading historical fiction at all.”

Elle

“Tremendously assured and rich, moving from depictions of violence and crime to deep tenderness. The book’s emotional power once again demonstrates Egan’s extraordinary gifts.”

Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“Propulsive, surprising, ravishing, and revelatory…a profound page-turner that will transport and transform every reader.”

Booklist (starred review)

Praise for Jennifer Egan:

“Jennifer Egan may well be the best living American novelist.” 

 
Joe Klein