Jennifer Egan, author of Manhattan Beach, at Boswell
Tickets to this event are $19 and are available at eganmke.bpt.me. The price includes admission, all taxes and fees, and a paperback copy of Manhattan Beach. Only 300 tickets available for this event.
* Winner of the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction
* Longlisted for the National Book Award for Fiction
* New York Times Bestseller
* A San Francisco Chronicle, Time magazine, and USA Today top 10 book of 2017
*A New York Times notable book of 2017
* Named a Best Book of 2017 by NPR, The Guardian, Vogue, Esquire, Kirkus Reviews, Philadelphia Inquirer, Bustle, Southern Living, and St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Manhattan Beach, Egans first foray into historical fiction, takes us into a world before and during World War II, populated by gangsters, sailors, divers, bankers, and union men in a dazzling, propulsive exploration of a transformative moment in the lives and identities of women and men, of America and the world.
11-year-old Anna Kerrigan 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.
What an honor it is for Boswell to host this intelligent, funny, and personable author! We cant wait for you to meet her. This ticketed event is Friday, June 15, 7 pm, at Boswell.
Also interesting to know: Manhattan Beach was just named to the 2018 Womans Prize for Fiction longlist. Jennifer Egan is one of three authors on this list coming to Boswell. The others are Arundhati Roy (May 8, UWM) and Gail Honeyman (June 6, Lynden Sculpture Garden).
About the Author: Jennifer Egan is the author of five previous books of fiction: A Visit from the Goon Squad, which won the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award; The Keep; the story collection Emerald City; Look at Me, a National Book Award Finalist; and The Invisible Circus. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, Granta, and The New York Times Magazine. She was recently named President of PEN America. More information here: pen.org/press-release/pen-america-names-novelist-jennifer-egan-new-president-announces-coast-coast-unification/
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