Pulitzer Prize-Winner Jennifer Egan Visits

 

With the atmosphere of a noir thriller, Jennifer Egan's Manhattan Beach (alread long-listed for the National Book Award!) follows Anna and Styles into a world populated by gangsters, sailors, divers, bankers, and union men. It's a deft, dazzling, propulsive exploration of a transformative moment in the lives and identities of women and men, of America and the world. It is a magnificent novel by the author of A Visit from the Goon Squad, one of the great writers of our time. Come meet Jennifer Egan visits on Tuesday, 17 October 2017 at 12:30 PM. Reservations are strongly recommended. Make yours by calling the shop at (925) 837-7337.

A little more about Manhattan Beach:

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.

With the atmosphere of a noir thriller, Egan's first historical novel follows Anna and Styles into a world populated by gangsters, sailors, divers, bankers, and union men. Manhattan Beach is a deft, dazzling, propulsive exploration of a transformative moment in the lives and identities of women and men, of America and the world. It is a magnificent novel by the author of A Visit from the Goon Squad, one of the great writers of our time.

Event date: 
Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - 12:30pm
Event address: 
3 Railroad Ave
Danville, CA 94526
Manhattan Beach Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781476716732
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Scribner Book Company - October 3rd, 2017

A Visit from the Goon Squad Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780307477477
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Anchor Books - March 22nd, 2011