Manhattan Beach: 2017's most anticipated book

Author:   Jennifer Egan
Publisher:   Little, Brown Book Group
ISBN:  

9781472150882


Pages:   448
Publication Date:   03 October 2017
Format:   Paperback
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'One of the most dazzling novelists writing today . . . It is simply stunning; thrilling, heartbreaking and unputdownable' the Bookseller, Book of the Month.'2017's Most Anticipated Book . . . it will suck you into its orbit and remind you just why it is you love reading' Stylist magazine'Believe the hype' Evening StandardLonglisted for the US National Book Award for FictionThe long-awaited 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 a man who, she gleans, is crucial to the survival of her father and her family. Anna observes the uniformed servants, the lavishing of toys on the children, and some secret pact between her father and Dexter Styles. Years later, her father has disappeared and the country is at war. Anna works at the Brooklyn Navy 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 as a Ziegfield folly, and her lovely, severely disabled sister. At a night club, she chances to meet Styles, the man she visited with her father before he vanished, and she begins to understand the complexity of her father's life, the reasons he might have been murdered. Mesmerizing, hauntingly beautiful, with the pace and atmosphere of a noir thriller and a wealth of detail about organized crime, the merchant marine and the clash of classes in New York, 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 magnificent novel by one of the greatest writers of our time.'Egan's precise, calm underwater prose is a persistent pleasure' Daily Telegraph 'A stunningly resourceful writer' Guardian

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Author:   Jennifer Egan
Publisher:   Little, Brown Book Group
Imprint:   Corsair
Dimensions:   Width: 23.30cm , Height: 3.20cm , Length: 15.10cm
Weight:   0.580kg
ISBN:  

9781472150882


ISBN 10:   1472150880
Pages:   448
Publication Date:   03 October 2017
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In Print   Availability explained
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A stunningly resourceful writer * Guardian * Egan's precise, calm underwater prose is a persistent pleasure * Daily Telegraph * Haunting . . . Realistically detailed, poetically charged, and utterly satisfying: apparently there's nothing Egan can't do * Kirkus Reviews, STARRED review * Splendid . . . Tremendously assured and rich, moving from depictions of violence and crime to deep tenderness. The book's emotional power once again demonstrates Egan's extraordinary gifts. * Publishers Weekly, starred review * One of the most dazzling novelists writing today . . . It is simply stunning; thrilling, heartbreaking and unputdownable. 'Book of the Month'. * The Bookseller *


This is a novel that will pull you in and under and carry you away on its rip tides . . . Anna's plight as a woman whose will is larger than her circumstances is dramatised with tremendous power. Its resonances continue to wash over the reader long after the novel ends. * the Guardian * A fabulous read * Independent, Autumn's Best Books. * A gripping, modern version of a 19th century novel . . . such an absorbing read. * Evening Standard * Beautifully rendered . . . genuinely affecting and handsomely constructed. It moves for all the right reasons. * Independent * [An] electrifying thriller noir . . . it's gloriously addictive. * Saga magazine *


A fabulous read * Independent, Autumn's Best Books. * This is a novel that will pull you in and under and carry you away on its rip tides . . . Anna's plight as a woman whose will is larger than her circumstances is dramatised with tremendous power. Its resonances continue to wash over the reader long after the novel ends. * the Guardian * A gripping, modern version of a 19th century novel . . . such an absorbing read. * Evening Standard * Beautifully rendered . . . genuinely affecting and handsomely constructed. It moves for all the right reasons. * Independent * [An] electrifying thriller noir . . . it's gloriously addictive. * Saga magazine *


Author Information

Jennifer Egan is the author of A Visit From The Goon Squad, The Keep, Look at Me, The Invisible Circus, and the story collection Emerald City. Her stories have been published in The New Yorker, Harper's Magazine, GQ, Zoetrope, All-Story, and Ploughshares, and her non-fiction appears frequently in The New York Times Magazine. She lives with her husband and sons in Brooklyn.

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