Manhattan Beach

Jennifer Egan (Author) Vincent Piazza (Read by)
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - A New York Times Notable Book

Winner of the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction

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

Named One of the Best Books of the Year by NPR, Esquire, Vogue, The Washington Post, The Guardian, USA TODAY, and Time

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.

"A magnificent achievement, at once a suspenseful noir intrigue and a transporting work of lyrical beauty and emotional heft" (The Boston Globe), "Egan's first foray into historical fiction makes you forget you're reading historical fiction at all" (Elle). Manhattan Beach takes us into a world populated by gangsters, sailors, divers, bankers, and union men in a dazzling, propulsive exploration of a transformative moment in the lives and identities of women and men, of America and the world.

Product Details

Price
$39.99
Publisher
Simon & Schuster Audio
Publish Date
October 03, 2017
Dimensions
5.1 X 1.2 X 5.9 inches | 0.65 pounds
Language
English
Type
Compact Disc
EAN/UPC
9781442399983
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About the Author

Jennifer Egan is the author of several books of fiction, including A Visit from the Goon Squad, which won the Pulitzer Prize and National Books Critics Circle Award; The Keep, a national bestseller; the story collection Emerald City; Look at Me, a National Book Award Finalist; and The Invisible Circus, which was adapted into a major motion picture starring Cameron Diaz. Her work has appeared in the New Yorker, Harper's, Granta, McSweeney's, the New York Times Magazine, and many others.

Norbert Leo Butz is an American actor, singer, and narrator best known for his work in Broadway theater. He is a two-time winner of the Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical and is one of only nine actors ever to have won the award twice as lead actor.
Heather Lind is a talented actor and audiobook narrator who has worked on projects with Jake Gyllenhaal and Greta Gerwig. The recipient of the Theater World Award for Outstanding Broadway Debut, she made her television debut on HBO's Boardwalk Empire, for which she won a SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series.

Reviews

Praise for Jennifer Egan:

"Jennifer Egan may well be the best living American novelist."

--Joe Klein "Time "
"Jennifer Egan is a writer of tremendous intelligence and grace."--The Philadelphia Inquirer
"Jennifer Egan is . . . dizzyingly inventive."--The Washington Post
"Is there anything Egan can't do?"--The New York Times Book Review (cover review)
Advanced Praise for Manhattan Beach:

"Egan's propulsive, surprising, ravishing, and revelatory saga, a covertly profound page-turner that will transport and transform every reader, casts us all as divers in the deep, searching for answers, hope, and ascension."--Booklist (starred review)
"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)
"After stretching the boundaries of fiction in myriad ways...Egan does perhaps the only thing left that could surprise: she writes a thoroughly traditional novel. Realistically detailed, poetically charged, and utterly satisfying: apparently there's nothing Egan can't do."--Kirkus (starred review)