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Books by Jennifer Egan

  • Manhattan Beach

    Jennifer Egan

    Product Code: BKGDU
    Hardback
    The long-awaited novel from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of A Visit from the Goon Squad, Manhattan Beach opens in Brooklyn during the Great Depression. 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. 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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  • The Keep

    Jennifer Egan

    Product Code: BIEKJ
    Paperback
    New Yorker Danny is running from something. A loner who cannot bear to be apart from his Wi-Fi connection, he is in need of refuge. His cousin Howie is an enigmatic and successful former drug addict who just happens to own a castle. As they turn the castle from crumbling ruin to luxury hotel, Howie and Danny must navigate their uncomfortable relationship. And the castle has some surprises of its own: a sinister baroness, a tragic accident in a fathomless pool, a treacherous labyrinth, and through all of this, a story within a story . . . An unnerving, haunting and unforgiving tale of modern life and modern man, the novel before A Visit from the Goon Squad is filled with Egan's breathtaking style and remarkable voice.
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  • A Visit from the Goon Squad

    Jennifer Egan

    Product Code: ADXFG
    Paperback

    A winner of the Pulitzer Prize, Jennifer Egan's A Visit from the Goon Squad circles the lives of aging record executive and former punk rocker Bennie Salazar and Sasha, a passionate and troubled young woman who he employs. Revealing their pasts in intimate detail, along with a host of other characters whose paths intersect with theirs, the reader first meets Sasha in her mid-thirties and Bennie at the melancholy nadir of his adult life. This is a book about the interplay of time and music, about survival, about the stirrings and transformations set in motion by even the most passing conjunction of our fates. This is a sly, startling, exhilarating work from an extremely bold and talented writer.

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  • Emerald City

    Jennifer Egan

    Product Code: ADLRX
    Paperback
    These eleven masterful stories - the first collection from acclaimed author Jennifer Egan - deal with loneliness and longing, regret and desire. Egan's characters, models and housewives, bankers and schoolgirls, are united by their search for something outside their own realm of experience. They set out from locations as exotic as China and Bora Bora, as cosmopolitan as downtown Manhattan, or as familiar as suburban Illinois to seek their own transformations. Elegant and poignant, the stories in "Emerald City" are seamless evocations of self-discovery.
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