u003cbu003eu003ciu003eNEW YORK TIMESu003c/iu003e BESTSELLER • A u003ciu003eNew York Timesu003c/iu003e Notable Booku003c/bu003eu003cbru003e u003cbru003eu003cbu003eWinner of the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fictionu003c/bu003eu003cbru003e u003cbru003eu003cbu003eThe daring and magnificent novel from the Pulitzer Prize–winning author.u003c/bu003eu003cbru003e u003cbru003eu003cbu003eNamed One of the Best Books of the Yearu003c/bu003eu003cbu003e by NPR, u003ciu003eEsquireu003c/iu003e, u003ciu003eVogueu003c/iu003e, u003ciu003eThe Washington Postu003c/iu003e, u003ciu003eThe Guardianu003c/iu003e, u003ciu003eUSA TODAYu003c/iu003e, andu003ciu003e Time u003c/iu003eu003c/bu003eu003cbru003eu003cbru003eAnna Kerrigan, nearly twelve years old, accompanies her father to visit Dexter Styles, a man who, she gleans, is crucial to the survival of her father and her family. She is mesmerized by the sea beyond the house and by some charged mystery between the two men.u003cbru003e u003cbru003e u200eYears later, her father has disappeared and the country is at war. Anna works at the Brooklyn Naval Yard, where women are allowed to hold jobs that once belonged to men, now soldiers abroad. She becomes the first female diver, the most dangerous and exclusive of occupations, repairing the ships that will help America win the war. One evening at a nightclub, she meets Dexter Styles again, and begins to understand the complexity of her father’s life, the reasons he might have vanished.u003cbru003e u003cbru003e “A magnificent achievement, at once a suspenseful noir intrigue and a transporting work of lyrical beauty and emotional heft” (u003ciu003eThe Boston Globeu003c/iu003e), “Egan’s first foray into historical fiction makes you forget you’re reading historical fiction at all” (u003ciu003eElleu003c/iu003e). u003ciu003eManhattan Beachu003c/iu003e takes us into a world populated by gangsters, sailors, divers, bankers, and union men in a dazzling, propulsive exploration of a transformative moment in the lives and identities of women and men, of America and the world.