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The Resource Manhattan Beach : a novel, Jennifer Egan

Manhattan Beach : a novel, Jennifer Egan

Label
Manhattan Beach : a novel
Title
Manhattan Beach
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Jennifer Egan
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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. 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
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
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2017.
  • LibraryReads Favorites, 2017.
  • Loan Stars Favourites, 2017.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2017
  • Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction, 2018.
Assigning source
Adapted from book jacket
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10597502
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3555.G292
LC item number
M36 2017
Literary form
novels
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True
Target audience
adult
Label
Manhattan Beach : a novel, Jennifer Egan
Instantiates
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
5882060
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
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn975110465
  • (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
5882060
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
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn975110465
  • (OCoLC)975110465

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