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Jennifer Egan

Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 7:00p.m.

Pulitzer Prize-winning author of “A Visit from the Goon Squad,” Jennifer Egan presents her first historical novel—an exploration of a transformative moment in the lives of American women. “Manhattan Beach” opens in Brooklyn during the Great Depression. Anna Kerrigan accompanies her father to the house of Dexter Styles, a man who is crucial to the survival of her family. Years later, her father has disappeared and the country is at war. Anna becomes the first female diver, repairing the ships that will help America win the war. When she chances to meet Dexter Styles again, she begins to understand the complexity of her father’s life and the reasons he might have vanished.

Doors open at 6:00 p.m.