One of the year’s most keenly anticipated novels by one of the most admired writers at work today, Jennifer Egan, is the source of wonder and pleasure here this evening. She is here with Manhattan Beach (Scribner), her first since the Pulitzer Prize-winning A Visit from the Goon Squad.
“Egan’s propulsive, surprising, ravishing, and revelatory saga, a covertly profound page-turner that will transport and transform every reader, casts us all as divers in the deep, searching for answers, hope, and ascension.” —Booklist.
"A bounteous miracle that makes you feel that past time, and our time, differently; everything becomes freshly energized, infused with humanity, vital, sad, and full of importance. To see the world through Egan’s eyes is to be moved, through language, to new adoration of the world. I don’t know a better writer working today. There is a generosity in her prose that is vastly enlivening to its reader and brings about that beautiful effect fiction sometimes causes: more, and better-grounded, fondness for reality, just as it is."—George Saunders. Amen to that and all other praise.