A book talk and signing with Jennifer Egan, Pulitzer Prize winner for A Visit from the Goon Squad. is part of the Darien Community Association’s holidays fundraiser on Tuesday, Dec. 4. Egan’s latest novel, Manhattan Beach, is 2018’s One Book, One New York winner, praised as “Egan’s most remarkable accomplishment yet … a magnificent achievement” (The Boston Globe) and “Immensely satisfying … Egan works a formidable kind of magic …” (The New York Times). — an announcement from the Darien Community Association
Manhattan Beach is a haunting and propulsive World War II-era novel which tells the intertwined stories of Anna Kerrigan, a Brooklyn Navy Yard diver, her father Eddie Kerrigan, a longshoreman turned small-time gangster, and Dexter Styles, Eddie’s inscrutable and connected boss.