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Manhattan Beach

by Jennifer Egan

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ISBN 10
1501184326
ISBN 13
9781501184321
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New York: Scribner, 2017. SIGNED. 1st/1st. New. Stated Scribner hardcover edition November 2017, first printing with complete 10 number line ending with 1. Signed by Jennifer Egan on the publisher's bound-in page. The book is tight and square with solid hinges, sharp tips, and clean unmarred boards. Textblock is clean with no writing, bookplate or markings and not BCE, ex-library or remaindered. Dust jacket is unclipped ($28.00) and Fine. Illustrated endpapers. Protected in a new Brodart cover. The 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.

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On Jun 12 2020, a reader said:
A unipersonal saga covering several decades of the central character. The complexity of the plot is handled without error; the characters are clearly described; the reader is involved from the beggining, unputdownable! Only one terrible flaw: the author could not resist the temptation of giving the novel a happy end. Apparently, hollywood still dominates American culture. The plot and its masterful development does not admit a happy end. So sorry!

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Bookseller
Armadillo Alley Books US (US)
Bookseller's Inventory #
2394
Title
Manhattan Beach
Author
Jennifer Egan
Format/Binding
Cloth
Book Condition
Used - Fine
Jacket Condition
Fine
Quantity Available
1
Edition
First Edition / First Printing
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 10
1501184326
ISBN 13
9781501184321
Publisher
Scribner
Place of Publication
New York
Date Published
2017
Keywords
Jennifer Egan, Manhattan Beach,
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