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Manhattan Beach : a novel / Jennifer Egan.

By: Egan, Jennifer [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York, NY : Scribner, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, Inc., 2017Copyright date: �2017Edition: First Scribner hardcover edition.Description: 438 pages ; 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781476716732; 1476716730.Subject(s): World War (1939-1945) | Young women -- New York (State) -- New York -- Fiction | World War, 1939-1945 -- United States -- Fiction | Women divers -- Fiction | Irish Americans -- Fiction | Organized crime -- New York (State) -- New York -- Fiction | Absentee fathers -- Fiction | Missing persons -- Fiction | FICTION / Literary | FICTION / Historical | FICTION / General | Young women | New York (State) -- New York | United States | FICTION / Literary | FICTION / Historical | FICTION / General | 1939-1945Genre/Form: Domestic fiction. | Historical fiction. | Historical fiction. | Historical fiction. | Domestic fiction. | Fiction.DDC classification: 813/.6 Other classification: FIC019000 | FIC014000 | FIC000000 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 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.-- Adapted from book jacket.
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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.-- Adapted from book jacket.

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