Gramercy Book Club: Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan

Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 7:00pm
Gramercy Books
2424 East Main Street
Bexley, OH 43209

Jennifer Egan’s highly anticipated novel, Manhattan Beach, is the selected book club read for January. Manhattan Beach takes place in Brooklyn during the Great Depression. Mesmerizing, hauntingly beautiful, with the pace and atmosphere of a noir thriller and a wealth of detail about organized crime, the merchant marine and the clash of classes in New York, Egan’s first historical novel has been called a masterpiece.

The book discussion will be facilitated by Capital University English professor Bryan Hurt, who has taught Egan’s Pulitzer Prize-winning A Visit From The Goon Squad in his classes. Hurt is the author of Everyone Wants to Be Ambassador to France (Red Hen 2018), winner of the Starcherone Prize for Innovative Fiction, and editor of Watchlist: 32 Stories by Persons of Interest (Catapult 2016). His fiction and essays have been published in The American ReaderGuernica, the Kenyon Review, the Los Angeles Review of BooksTin HouseTriQuarterly, and others. He holds a PhD in Literature and Creative Writing from the University of Southern California.