Jennifer Egan - Manhattan Beach (Corte Madera Store)

Sunday, June 10, 2018 - 4:00pm

Ticket: $18.50 (includes book)

* Winner of the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction
* Winner of the New York City Book Award
* Longlisted for the National Book Award for Fiction

Manhattan Beach is the daring and magnificent novel from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of A Visit from the Goon Squad.

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.

Jennifer Egan is the author of five previous books of fiction: A Visit from the Goon Squad, which won the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award; The Keep; the story collection Emerald City; Look at Me, a National Book Award Finalist; and The Invisible Circus. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, Harper's Magazine, Granta, McSweeney's, and The New York Times Magazine.

 

Location: 
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925
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$17.00
ISBN: 9781476716749
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Scribner Book Company - June 5th, 2018

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Winner of the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction

The daring and magnificent novel from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author.