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Manhattan Beach, Egan,  Jennifer
Manhattan Beach
Jennifer Egan

Paperback $32.99 - Hachette Australia
Fiction - Published: 3/Oct/2017 - ISBN: 9781472150882

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. 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. 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. Egan's first historical novel explores organised crime and a transformative time in the lives of American women and men.

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