In ‘Manhattan Beach,’ Jennifer Egan Dives Deep Into WWII New York City

The USS Franklin D. Roosevelt sails down the East River after leaving the Brooklyn Navy Yard in 1945. Jennifer Egan

Egan began researching her new novel years before she published A Visit From The Goon Squad. It follows a girl who becomes the Brooklyn Navy Yard’s first female deep-sea diver during World War II.

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