Join us on YouTube Live for a virtual book talk with Jennifer Egan, the author of The Invisible Circus, Look at Me, Emerald City and Other Stories, The Keep, and A Visit From the Goon Squad. Her most recent novel, Manhattan Beach, a New York Times bestseller, was awarded the 2018 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction. Jennifer will be joined in conversation by the Tenement Museum’s Associate Director of Visitor Services, Katie Baker-Barricks. They’ll focus on Egan’s earlier work and how it led her to a new genre for Manhattan Beach. And maybe we’ll find out how this strange time has dictated what she’s working on next!
Manhattan Beach takes place during the World War II era and tells the haunting and propulsive intertwined stories of heroine Anna Kerrigan, the Brooklyn Navy Yard’s only female diver, her father Eddie Kerrigan, who works for both the union and the mob, and nightclub owner Dexter Styles, Eddie’s complex and charismatic boss.