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Manhattan Beach : a novel

Author: Jennifer Egan
Publisher: New York, NY : Scribner, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, Inc., [2017] ©2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : First Scribner hardcover editionView all editions and formats
Summary:
Anna Kerrigan, nearly twelve years old, accompanies her father to the house of Dexter Styles, a man who, she gleans, is crucial to the survival of her father and her family with the Great Depression underway. 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 had always belonged to men. She becomes the first female  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Domestic fiction
Fiction
Historical fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jennifer Egan
ISBN: 9781476716732 1476716730 9781501183775 150118377X
OCLC Number: 975110465
Notes: Colored map on endpapers.
Description: 438 pages ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Jennifer Egan.

Abstract:

Anna Kerrigan, nearly twelve years old, accompanies her father to the house of Dexter Styles, a man who, she gleans, is crucial to the survival of her father and her family with the Great Depression underway. 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 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 with the Ziegfeld Follies, and her lovely, severely disabled sister. At a nightclub, she chances to meet Dexter Styles again, and she begins to understand the complexity of her father's life, the reasons he might have vanished.--
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