Dumbo Lit Book Club: Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan

Dumbo Lit Book Club: Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan

Monday Sep 10, 2018
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

POWERHOUSE @ the Archway
28 Adams Street (Corner of Adams & Water Street @ the Archway)
Brooklyn , NY 11201



RSVP encouraged & appreciated.
Please fill out the form at the bottom of this page if you plan on attending.

PLEASE NOTE:
Due to Labor Day, this club meeting will take place on the second Monday of September.


Manhattan Beach is now available for purchase at POWERHOUSE Arena with a 15% discount for book club members.

About the Book.
Named One of the Best Books of the Year by NPR, EsquireVogue, The Washington Post, The GuardianUSA TODAY, Time • A New York Times Notable Book

Anna Kerrigan, nearly twelve years old, 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.

“A magnificent achievement, at once a suspenseful noir intrigue and a transporting work of lyrical beauty and emotional heft” (The Boston Globe), “Egan’s first foray into historical fiction makes you forget you’re reading historical fiction at all” (Elle). Manhattan Beach takes us into a world 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.


If you are unable to join us this month but are interested in joining the book club another time, please email Mark Meneses (mark@powerhousearena.com) for more details.

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