Manhattan Beach (Paperback)

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I loved this book so deeply that it's hard for me to articulate all the reasons why.  Anna is a fierce and relatable protagonist with many responsibilities in the absence of her father- a man she adored, and whose disappearance still haunts her.  The beautifully written story expands with cleverly interwoven storylines involving the Brooklyn Naval Yard, the organized crime scene in New York City, and even the Merchant Marine.  Egan's first historical novel is an absolute triumph filled with vibrant details and flawed, compelling characters.

— Kelly

October 2017 Indie Next List


“Jennifer Egan's Manhattan Beach 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.”
— Mark LaFramboise, Politics & Prose Books and Coffee Shop, Washington, DC



Product Details
ISBN: 9788954657433
ISBN-10: 8954657435
Publisher: Munhak Dongnae
Publication Date: August 30th, 2019
Language: Korean