Manhattan Beach : a novel
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Published:
New York : Scribner, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, Inc., 2018.
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Book
Edition:
First Scribner trade paperback edition.
Physical Desc:
438 pages ; 21 cm
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * NEW 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.
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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.--,Adapted from book jacket.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Egan, J. (2018). Manhattan Beach: a novel. First Scribner trade paperback edition. New York: Scribner, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, Inc.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Egan, Jennifer. 2018. Manhattan Beach: A Novel. New York: Scribner, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, Inc.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Egan, Jennifer, Manhattan Beach: A Novel. New York: Scribner, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, Inc, 2018.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Egan, Jennifer. Manhattan Beach: A Novel. First Scribner trade paperback edition. New York: Scribner, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, Inc, 2018. Print.

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