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Jennifer Egan

Biography

Jennifer Egan

Jennifer Egan is the author of The Keep, The Invisible Circus and the story collection Emerald City. Her stories have been published in such magazines as The New Yorker, Harper's, GQ, Zoetrope, and Ploughshares, and her nonfiction appears frequently in The New York Times Magazine. Egan lives with her husband and son in Brooklyn.

Jennifer Egan

Books by Jennifer Egan

by Jennifer Egan - Fiction, Historical Fiction

MANHATTAN BEACH opens in Brooklyn during the Great Depression. Anna Kerrigan, nearly 12 years old, accompanies her father to the house of Dexter Styles, a man who, she gleans, is crucial to the survival of her father and her family. Years later, her father has disappeared and the country is at war. Anna works at the Brooklyn Naval Yard. She is the sole provider for her mother, and her lovely, severely disabled sister. At a nightclub, she chances to meet Dexter Styles again and she begins to understand the complexity of her father’s life, the reasons he might have vanished.