Manhattan Beach - Jennifer Egan

Staff Pick

Jennifer Egan’s Manhattan Beach (Scribner, $28) captures a time and place on the verge of momentous change. Set in Brooklyn in the 1940s, the novel tells the story of Anna Kerrigan, a young woman who has dropped out of Brooklyn College to contribute what she can to the American war effort. Unsatisfied with her job of inspecting and measuring machine parts, she attempts to enter the male-only world of deep-sea diving. Manhattan Beach is rich and atmospheric, highlighting a period when gangs controlled the waterfront, jazz streamed from the doors of nightclubs, and the future for everyone was far from certain.

Manhattan Beach: A Novel By Jennifer Egan Cover Image
ISBN: 9781476716732
Availability: Special Order—Subject to Availability
Published: Scribner - October 3rd, 2017