by Jennifer Egan
Editor: Little, Brown Book Group
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“It’s a novel that will shoot you in and under and transport you to its rip tides.”Its resonances continue to wash on the reader long after the novel ends “The Tutor” 2017 More Expected Book 2017it will suck you into its orbit and simply remind you why it is that you like reading “Magazine Stylist This is a novel that deserves to join the New York Cannon Stories” New York Times Book ReviewThe long-awaited novel by the Pulitzer Prize winner, author of A Visit from the Goon Squad, Manhattan Beach opens in Brooklyn during the Great Depression.We’ll see the sea”, Anna murmured.Anna, the queen of the blades, almost twelve years old, accompanies her father to the home of a man who, she guesses from reading, is crucial for the survival of her father and her family.Anna observes the uniformed officials, giving her toys for the children, and some secret pact between her father and Dexter the StylesYears later, his father disappeared and the country was at war.Anna works at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, where women are allowed to hold jobs that have always belonged to men.She became America’s first woman diver, the most dangerous and exclusive profession, of ship repair that would help America win the war.She is the sole provider for her mother, a farm daughter who had a brief and glamorous career as Ziegfield madness, and her beautiful, are seriously disabled sisterAt a nightclub, she is likely to meet Styles, the man she visited with her father before he disappeared, and she begins to understand the complexity of his father’s life, the reasons he might have been murdered.Fascinating, bewitching, with the rhythm and atmosphere of a black thriller and a wealth of details about organized crime, merchant navy and class clashes in New York, Egan’s first historical novel is a masterpiece, skillful, surprising, from the intimate to the exploration of a transformative moment in the lives of women and men, America and the world.Manhattan Beach is a magnificent novel of one of the greatest
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