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Jennifer Egan

Biography

Jennifer Egan

Jennifer Egan is the author of six books of fiction: MANHATTAN BEACH, which was awarded the 2018 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction; A VISIT FROM THE GOON SQUAD, which won the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award; THE KEEP; the story collection EMERALD CITY; LOOK AT ME, a National Book Award Finalist; and THE INVISIBLE CIRCUS. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, Harper's Magazine, Granta, McSweeney's and The New York Times Magazine.

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Books by Jennifer Egan

by Jennifer Egan - Fiction, Historical Fiction

Anna Kerrigan accompanies her father to visit Dexter Styles, a man who, she gleans, is crucial to the survival of her father and her family. She is mesmerized by the sea beyond the house and by some charged mystery between the two men. Years later, her father has disappeared and the country is at war. Anna works at the Brooklyn Naval Yard, where women are allowed to hold jobs that once belonged to men, now soldiers abroad. She becomes the first female diver, repairing the ships that will help America win the war. One evening at a nightclub, she meets Dexter Styles again, and begins to understand the complexity of her father’s life and the reasons he might have vanished.

written by Jennifer Egan; read by Heather Lind, Norbert Leo Butz and Vincent Piazza - Fiction, Historical Fiction

Anna Kerrigan accompanies her father to visit Dexter Styles, a man who, she gleans, is crucial to the survival of her father and her family. She is mesmerized by the sea beyond the house and by some charged mystery between the two men. Years later, her father has disappeared and the country is at war. Anna works at the Brooklyn Naval Yard, where women are allowed to hold jobs that once belonged to men, now soldiers abroad. She becomes the first female diver, repairing the ships that will help America win the war. One evening at a nightclub, she meets Dexter Styles again, and begins to understand the complexity of her father’s life and the reasons he might have vanished.