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Fundraiser for the Darien Community Association with Pulitzer Prize Winner Jennifer Egan
December 4, 2018 @ 6:45 pm - 9:00 pm$60
Jennifer Egan won the Pulitzer Prize for A Visit from the Goon Squad. Her 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).
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. It contains all the hallmarks of a Jennifer Egan novel: stellar writing, shifting and slippery identities, characters longing for escape, and an intrepid, unforgettable female protagonist.
Join us to support the nonprofit mission of the DCA in our historic Meadowlands mansion, decorated for the holidays. This event is held in conjunction with Barrett Bookstore. Signed copies of A Visit from the Goon Squad as well as signed hardcover copies of Manhattan Beach will also be available for purchase – perfect for holiday gift-giving. Jennifer will personalize any of her books as well.