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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
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
"The long-awaited, daring, and magnificent novel from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of A Visit from the Goon Squad. 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. 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. Mesmerizing, hauntingly beautiful, with the pace and atmosphere of a noir thriller, Egan's first historical novel is a masterpiece, a deft, startling, intimate exploration of a transformative moment in the lives of women and men, America and the world. Manhattan Beach is a spectacular novel by one of the greatest writers of our time"--
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
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Character
Award
  • Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction, 2018.
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2017.
  • LibraryReads Favorites, 2017.
  • Loan Stars Favourites, 2017.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2017
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http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10597502
Cataloging source
MMI
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
Label
Manhattan Beach : a novel, Jennifer Egan
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=257&titleID=3225140
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Publication
Copyright
Note
Colored map on endpapers
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
on1005217723
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781476716756
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
449461A6-F875-44AE-AC1E-1B716250C8F7
System control number
(OCoLC)1005217723
Label
Manhattan Beach : a novel, Jennifer Egan
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=257&titleID=3225140
Publication
Copyright
Note
Colored map on endpapers
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
on1005217723
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781476716756
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
449461A6-F875-44AE-AC1E-1B716250C8F7
System control number
(OCoLC)1005217723

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