- Format: Pocket
- Språk: Engelsk
- Forlag/Utgiver: SD Books
- Nivå: Voksen
- EAN: 9781472150882
- Kom i salg: 18. sep. 2017
- Utgivelsesår: 2017
- Andre medvirkende: Egan, Jennifer (for)
- Utgave nr.: 1
- Emnekategori: Thriller
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.
Mesmerizing, hauntingly beautiful, with the pace and atmosphere of a noir thriller and a wealth of detail about organized crime, the merchant marine and the clash of classes in New York, Egan's first historical novel is a masterpiece, a deft, startling, intimate exploration of a transformative moment in the lives of women and men, America and the world.
Manhattan Beach is a magnificent novel by one of the greatest writers of our time.
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