Real Men Read – “Manhattan Beach” by Jennifer Egan
Thursday, February 25, 2021
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
About the Book
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..
About the author
Jennifer Egan is the author of six books of fiction including Manhattan Beach, winner of the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction and A Visit from the Goon Squad, which won the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award.
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