Manhattan Beach

by Jennifer Egan | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 1476716730 Global Overview for this book
Registered by mattandmandy75 of Cockatoo, Victoria Australia on 11/11/2022
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Journal Entry 1 by mattandmandy75 from Cockatoo, Victoria Australia on Friday, November 11, 2022
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.

Journal Entry 2 by mattandmandy75 at Redgum Cafe in Templestowe, Victoria Australia on Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Released 2 mos ago (12/1/2022 UTC) at Redgum Cafe in Templestowe, Victoria Australia

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Journal Entry 3 by wingmarmee463wing at Templestowe, Victoria Australia on Thursday, December 1, 2022
Caught at Redgum Cafe.

Journal Entry 4 by wingmarmee463wing at Templestowe, Victoria Australia on Sunday, December 18, 2022
It's about fathers and daughters, about men who are flawed and involved in crime, yet are in some ways ambivalent about what they do, then again at times, leaning towards becoming respectable men. I enjoyed the historical fiction regarding the depression, WW2 and the changing role of women in society. Many well developed characters who, in spite of their flaws, were likeable in the main.

Journal Entry 5 by wingmarmee463wing at McDonald's Book Exchange Shelf in Nunawading, Victoria Australia on Wednesday, January 18, 2023

Released 1 wk ago (1/20/2023 UTC) at McDonald's Book Exchange Shelf in Nunawading, Victoria Australia

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