Manhattan Beach : a novel / Jennifer Egan.
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- ISBN: 9781476716732
- ISBN: 1476716730
- ISBN: 9781476716749
- ISBN: 1476716749
- Physical Description: 438 pages : maps ; 24 cm
- Edition: First Scribner hardcover edition.
- Publisher: New York, NY : Scribner, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, Inc., 
- Copyright: ©2017
Contents / Notes
Colored map on endpapers.
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.
Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction, 2017, Booklist Top of the List for Fiction, 2017, Named a Best Book of 2017 by NPR [and others].
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