Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan (31/52)

The story of war is often told in the battles, the glories, and the darkness. Egan changes this with a story about the ones who stayed home. Intertwined with the search for a mystery man and to understand the disappearance of a father, the most compelling story is that of a woman entering and succeeding in a man’s world. It is the exploration of sexual liberation and the consequences when the liberation traps. It took me a while to get into this book, but the final 150 pages were well worth it. The writing is sharp and exacting. Great book.

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