Property of: A Novel

by Alice Hoffman

Farrar, Straus And Giroux | May 12, 2009 | Trade Paperback |

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When "Property Of" was published in 1977, "Kirkus Reviews" described it as "that precious commodity, the first novel of great promise." In telling the story of a young outsider who is obsessed with her gang-leader lover but unwilling to commit to becoming one of "the Property of the Orphans"--the tough girls who belong to the boys on the avenue--Alice Hoffman explores hard truths about how difficult it is to love another, and yet how much more difficult it is to pull away.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 288 Pages, 5.12 × 8.27 × 0.39 in

Published: May 12, 2009

Publisher: Farrar, Straus And Giroux

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0374531838

ISBN - 13: 9780374531836

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Property of: A Novel

Property of: A Novel

by Alice Hoffman

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 288 Pages, 5.12 × 8.27 × 0.39 in

Published: May 12, 2009

Publisher: Farrar, Straus And Giroux

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0374531838

ISBN - 13: 9780374531836

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When "Property Of" was published in 1977, "Kirkus Reviews" described it as "that precious commodity, the first novel of great promise." In telling the story of a young outsider who is obsessed with her gang-leader lover but unwilling to commit to becoming one of "the Property of the Orphans"--the tough girls who belong to the boys on the avenue--Alice Hoffman explores hard truths about how difficult it is to love another, and yet how much more difficult it is to pull away.

About the Author

Alice Hoffman, an American novelist and screenwriter, was born in New York City in 1952. She earned a B.A. from Adelphi University in 1973 and an M.A. from Stanford in 1975 before publishing her first novel, Property Of, in 1977. Known for blending realism and fantasy in her fiction, Hoffman often creates richly detailed characters who live on society's margins and places them in extraordinary situations as she did with At Risk, her 1988 novel about the AIDS crisis. Other novels include The Drowning Season (named a "notable book of 1979" by Library Journal) and Seventh Heaven, which first gained Hoffman a broad national audience. She has also written many screenplays, including adaptations of her own novels.
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