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Manhattan Beach [sound recording] : a novel / Jennifer Egan.

Egan, Jennifer (author.). Butz, Norbert Leo, (narrator.). Lind, Heather, (narrator.). Piazza, Vincent, (narrator.). Audioworks (Firm) (Added Author).

Available copies

  • 4 of 4 copies available at Sage Library System. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Hood River County Library District.

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0 current holds with 4 total copies.

Summary:

Anna Kerrigan, nearly twelve years old, accompanies her father to the house of a man who, she gleans, is crucial to the survival of her father and her family. Anna observes the uniformed servants, the lavishing of toys on the children, and some secret pact between her father and Dexter Styles. Years later, her father has disappeared and the country is at war. Anna works at the Brooklyn Navy 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 as a Ziegfield folly, and her lovely, severely disabled sister. At a night club, she chances to meet Styles, the man she visited with her father before he vanished, and she begins to understand the complexity of her father's life, the reasons he might have been murdered.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Hood River County Library CD FIC EGAN (Text) 33892100499509 Adult Audiobooks Audiobook CD None 12/13/2017 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781442399983
  • Physical Description: 12 audio discs (ca. 15 hr.) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Edition: Unabridged.
  • Publisher: [New York, N.Y.] : Audioworks, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Audio, 2017.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Compact disc.
Title from web page.
Participant or Performer Note:
Read by Norbert Leo Butz, Heather Lind and Vincent Piazza.
Summary, etc.:
Anna Kerrigan, nearly twelve years old, accompanies her father to the house of a man who, she gleans, is crucial to the survival of her father and her family. Anna observes the uniformed servants, the lavishing of toys on the children, and some secret pact between her father and Dexter Styles. Years later, her father has disappeared and the country is at war. Anna works at the Brooklyn Navy 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 as a Ziegfield folly, and her lovely, severely disabled sister. At a night club, she chances to meet Styles, the man she visited with her father before he vanished, and she begins to understand the complexity of her father's life, the reasons he might have been murdered.
Subject: Young women > New York (State) > New York (State) > Fiction
World War, 1939-1945 > United States > Fiction

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