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The Resource Manhattan Beach, by Jennifer Egan

Manhattan Beach, by Jennifer Egan

Label
Manhattan Beach
Title
Manhattan Beach
Statement of responsibility
by Jennifer Egan
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Genre
Language
eng
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
Summary
Years after she is placed in the hands of a stranger vital to her family's survival, Anna takes a job at the Brooklyn Naval Yard during the war while meeting with the man who helped them and learning important truths about her father's disappearance. By the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of <i>A Visit from the Goon Squad</i>.
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Award
  • Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction, 2018.
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2017.
  • LibraryReads Favorites, 2017.
  • Loan Stars Favourites, 2017.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2017
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10597502
Cataloging source
InInTEI
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Egan, Jennifer
Dewey number
FIC
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not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Read by Heather Lind, Norbert Leo Butz & Vincent Piazza
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1976-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Lind, Heather
  • Butz, Norbert Leo
  • Piazza, Vincent
  • TEI Landmark Audio
  • Simon & Schuster, Inc
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True
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  • Young women
  • World War, 1939-1945
Summary expansion
ATLAS
Target audience
adult
Label
Manhattan Beach, by Jennifer Egan
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Publication
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Compact disc media
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
21579893
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
12 sound discs (15 hr.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781508265344
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
s
Other physical details
digital
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • (InInTEI)TEI1508265344
  • (InInTEI) 9781508265344
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
Manhattan Beach, by Jennifer Egan
Publication
Note
Compact disc media
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
21579893
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
12 sound discs (15 hr.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781508265344
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
s
Other physical details
digital
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • (InInTEI)TEI1508265344
  • (InInTEI) 9781508265344
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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